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  • Munroe, in her introduction to the catalog of "The Third Mind," gestures dismissively toward japonisme as "a well-documented practice of formal appropriation" - anything to do with form must be in bad odor these days, as we all know-but it's not clear that those mere "flat colors, simple forms, and bold outlines" had less artistic power than all the philosophies in the world.

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  • The genteel aestheticism of the late-nineteenth - 
 century American painters who seized on japonisme seems a shallow sort of artificial paradise in the face of the depredations of the Gilded Age.

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  • If there was an ideology connected with this pictorial revolt-so different from the well-mannered japonisme of 1890s Boston-it was anarchism; society, too, had to be organized along entirely different lines.

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  • _Chérie_: "_La recherche du vrai en littérature, la résurrection de l'art du XVIIIe siècle, la victoire du japonisme.

    Renée Mauperin


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