Japonaiserie (Fr., article of Japanese craft) In a specific sense, those items of Japanese creation that began to be imported into Europe in the 1850s and 1860s: woodblock prints, textiles, porcelain, fans, furniture, and metalwork. The influence on the painting of the Impressionists is called japonisme.”

Excerpted from: Diamond, David G. The Bulfinch Pocket Dictionary of Art Terms. Boston: Little Brown, 1992.

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