This lesson contains 3 slides, with interactive quiz and text slides.
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And what is Japanese about this?
Slide 1 - Mind map
Answer: the high horizon, the cropping and the prominent contours.
Which work would you leave out?
Artist Vincent van Gogh Title Almond blossom Date 1890 Collection Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam
Artist Vincent van Gogh Title The Garden of Saint Paul's Hospital ('Leaf-Fall') Date 1889 Collection Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam
Artist Vincent van Gogh Title Flowering Plum Orchard (after Hiroshige) Date 1887 Collection Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam
Slide 2 - Slide
Give the pupils the following exercise: imagine you’re organising a mini-exhibition about Van Gogh and Japan. You can include three works. Which of these works would you leave out and why? Let the pupils begin by looking closely. Then go to the next slide so they can answer the question with their phones.
Slide 3 - Slide
Vincent was certainly not alone in being inspired by Japan. At that time, Japanese things were all the rage. Japanese woodcuts were imported in great numbers.