"Brussels as a capital of Art Nouveau and jewellery"
30 May 2016
Lecture in Japanese by Ms. Ibuki Ariga, President of Iridenita Co., Ltd.
”Japonism” and “Art Nouveau” is thought to be the fruits of art and cultural exchange between two countries. In the second half of the 19th century Japanese arts influenced European arts. In Belgium Art Nouveau was very popular and there are some leading artists like Wolfers and Horta. He became familiar with Japanese art through the opening of “La Maison Japonaise” in Brussels and the world exhibition in Vienna and Paris.Although he is a genius and the pride of the nation, he is not famous among Japanese. Our purpose is to have the participants become familiar with this great Belgian artist.