LAO Workshops 2018 skyscraper.
Goldschmitte 2018 skyscraper.

Julia Walter News

Published: 25.02.2014

in March the jewellery exhibition HOLLAND - JAPONISM will be presented by Gallery O-Jewel 
  at Art Fair Tokyo: March 06.-09. and in K-Studio Tokyo: March 14.-28. info on the project: if you are interested and are by any chance in Tokyo in March - please go have a look, i made a very fine piece of jewellery for this show.

Japonism has its origin in the early 17th century Holland and has influenced European artists in the 19th century.
In 1609 de Liefde (VOC) headed for Japan at the risk of their lives. They encountered beautiful Japanese paper and took some back to Europe. Rembrandt Harmensz van Rijn (1606-1669) is one of the famous artist in the 17th century the Netherlands. He liked using beautiful Japanese paper called GANPI in his works.

Even though each part of history seems to be disconnected from each other, actually history is an accumulation of small DNAs. Then Japonism spread throughout Europe in the 19th century.

In the 21st century, Japanese paper goes beyond space-time and lives on to bring beauty around the world. Now this paper is handed back to Dutch artists again,for them to work on it as an homage to History.

Holland Japonism, A new history of Japanese paper has just started.