George Hendrik Breitner’s Japanese-style Paintings
Fascinated by Japan and collector of Japanese prints, the Dutch painter and photographer George Hendrik Breitner created a series of 14 paintings depicting great serenity entitled ‘Young girls in kimono’.
The artist began in 1893, having discovered a series of Japanese prints at an exhibition in The Hague. He had the idea to photograph the model Geesje Kwak, a 16-year-old girl, posing in a red, white and blue kimono. These photographs gave way to colorful paintings depicting a half-sleeping woman on a bed, dressed only in a kimono. Alongside this Japanese theme, George Hendrik Breitner overlays his iconic impressionist style.
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Romain Veillon has two passions in life, first, urbex, the exploration of abandoned locations, and secondly, photography.
Book and Bed, a Sleepover in a Library
Whose never dreamt of spending the night in a library? It's now possible at Book and Bed, a chain of unique hotels in Shinjuku, Ikebukuro, Asakusa, Fukuoka and Kyoto.
'Tokyo Sanpo', Exploring Tokyo by Bike and by Comic
While living in Tokyo for six months, Florent Chavouet began to sketch his modest everyday life.
Brusque House, the Art of Ageing Leather
It is with expert hands that Tetsuya Sato is able to give your shoes an aged effect and the aspect of refinement that accompanies.
Japanese Tattoo Art Spotlighted at Restaurant Sake Dojo
At the heart of Los Angeles' 'Little Tokyo', the largest Japanese district in the US, a new restaurant is making waves with its interior design inspired by Japanese tattoo art.