- Japonism, a French word for specific style refers to the late-19th century European influence on Japanese art such as- notably fans, screens, lacquers, bronzes, silks, porcelains and UKiyo-e woodblock prints
- Ukiyo-e with it's lack of perspective, clean lines and flat areas of color influenced many Western artists.
- Impressionism drew inspiration from traditional Japanese art.
- The most important imported goods were woodcut prints by masters of the ukiyo-e school which changed Impressionist art by demonstrating that simple, everyday subjects from daily life could be presented in appealingly decorative ways.
***Some famous artists like , Van Gogh Monet and Degas studied the techniques and developed a blend of both western and eastern methods.
***Western artists: French impressionists