Influence of Japanese Woodblock Printing on Impressionists


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1. What is one thing that made Japanese woodblock prints so popular in both Japan and France?

2. Which of these is not a characteristic trait of Japanese woodblock prints?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The Japanese woodblock prints contained images of everyday life that made them admirable by impressionists, and this quiz/worksheet combo will test your understanding of this form of art.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on the following details:

  • Similarity between Japanese prints and impressionist paintings
  • Characteristic traits of Japanese woodblock prints
  • Definition of Japonisme
  • Aspect(s) of Degas 'The Tub' inspired by Japanese woodblock prints
  • What made Japanese woodblock prints popular in Japan and France

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet will allow you to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related Japanese woodblock lesson
  • Distinguishing differences- compare and contrast the Japanese art and impressionists art from the lesson, such as 'The Tub' by Edgar Degas and Japanese woodblock prints
  • Information recall- access the knowledge you've gained regarding the characteristics of Japanese woodblock prints that attracted impressionists

Additional Learning

To learn more about the popularity of Japanese woodblock prints, review the corresponding lesson titled Influence of Japanese Woodblock Printing on Impressionists. The lesson will cover the following objectives:

  • Detail the English words for 'Japonisme'
  • Explain Japanese art's impact on art in France
  • Describe Japanese woodblock prints
  • Discuss Japanese influence on 'Jardin à Sainte-Adresse' by Claude Monet and 'The Bath' by Mary Cassatt