Haida Impressionist painters and Post-Impressionists such as Claude

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Haida Manga is something that mixes North Pacific native symbols and frame lines with the of Asian manga. Haida Manga displays comical way of learning and being involved in social issues. (Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas, 2018) The last artist Vincent Willem van Gogh was born on 30th March 1853 and died on 29 July 1890. Van Gogh was a Dutch Post-Impressionist painter who is considered to be one of the most famous and important figures in the world of western art. Van Gogh created approximately 2,100 artworks which includes 860 oil paintings in only around 10 years, most of these in his last two years in France which is where he died. These artworks comprise of landscapes, still life paintings, portraits and self-portraits and these are all distinguishable by their bright colours and striking brushwork. Looking at Hergé’s work done in the “clear line” style it is evident that it was also influenced by eastern art such as the woodblock prints of Hiroshige and Hokusai. Similarly woodblock prints and western comic books both employ clear black outlines which are combined with consistent colours, no shadows and elements of perspective to make images appear to be 3D.It is known that Hergé had adored Japanese woodblock printing and looking at his comic The Adventures of Tintin we can see some similarities between it and the The Great Wave Off Kanagawa by Hokusai. The clear and thin black outline and even the style of the wave appear to be almost identical. Even today we can see that old traditional Japanese printing techniques were used as source for contemporary manga and anime. The black outlines in printmaking are present due to the nature of carving and material while in painting the black lines would be a stylistic choiceWhen trade with Japan began again in 1854, many Europeans fell in love with the culture of Japan in spite of it being completely different from their own Western culture because they considered it new and exotic. Even countries who had yet to become trade partners with Japan waited to see the Japan that was closed for a long time. (Smith, 2018) When the term Japonisme came around Japanese goods became trendy, some of these included fans, kimonos, lacquers, bronzes, silks and woodblock prints. (The Met, 2018) The Impressionist painters and Post-Impressionists such as Claude Monet, Edgar Degas, Toulouse-Lautrec and Paul Gauguin were swept away by Japanese woodblock prints. When Japan was opened the West was seeking new markets in which to sell their goods but also new markets where they could purchase goods to sell in their own markets. All kinds of Japanese things quickly became not only popular but a good investment for traders. (Weisberg, 2018). This was not the first time that the West got inspired from other cultures to make art, The Neoclassical movement and Orientalism are examples of 2 others. Additionally, the Japonisme movement was responsible for making some of the biggest alterations to art in the West since the Renaissance period. (Weisberg, 2018)

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