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Title Georges Bigot and Japan, 1882-1899 : Satirist, Illustrator and Artist Extraordinaire / ed. by Christian Polak
Published Amsterdam : Amsterdam University Press, [2022]
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Description 1 online resource (256 p.)
Contents Frontmatter -- CONTENTS -- FOREWORD -- PART I : TWO BIOGRAPHIES -- INTRODUCTION: GEORGES BIGOT - SATIRIST OF MEIJI JAPAN AND ARTIST EXTRAORDINAIRE -- Contributors -- CHARLES WIRGMAN (1835-1891): ARTIST, JOURNALIST AND CARICATURIST - FORERUNNER TO GEORGES BIGOT IN JAPAN -- PART II : ALBUMS AND ENGRAVINGS -- GEORGES BIGOT'S 'ETERNAL JAPAN -- PART II Continued : OILS, WATERCOLOURS, GOUACHES AND PASTELS -- PART III : FROM TO- BAÉ TO THE GRAPHIC -- GEORGES BIGOT'S 'MODERN JAPAN -- PART IV : FROM LA VIE EN ROSE TO TRADITIONAL PATTERNS -- GEORGES BIGOT'S NEW LIFE IN FRANCE -- BIBLIOGRAPHY -- INDEX
Summary Incorporating over 250 illustrations, this is the first comprehensive study in English of French artist and caricaturist George Ferdinand Bigot (1860-1927) who, during the last two decades of the nineteenth century, was renowned in Japan but barely known in his own country. Even today, examples of his cartoons appear in Japanese school textbooks. Inspired by what he saw of Japanese culture and way of life at the Paris Exposition Universelle in 1878, Bigot managed to find his way to Japan in 1882 and immediately set about developing his career as an artist working in pen and ink, watercolours and oils. He also quickly exploited his talent as a highly skilled sketch artist and cartoonist. His output was prodigious and included regular commissions from The Graphic and various Japanese as well as French journals. He left Japan in 1899, never to return. The volume includes a full introduction of the life, work and artistry of Bigot by Christian Polak, together with an essay by Hugh Cortazzi on Charles Wirgman, publisher of Japan Punch. Wirgman was Bigot's 'predecessor' and friend (he launched his own satirical magazine Tôbaé in 1887, the year Japan Punch closed). Georges Bigot and Japan also makes a valuable contribution to Meiji Studies and the history of both Franco- and Anglo-Japanese relations, as well as the role of art in modern international relations
Analysis cartoons
changing face of japan
history
painting
satirical magazines
Notes In English
Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (publisher's Web site, viewed 06. Mrz 2022)
Subject Drawing, French -- 19th century -- Catalogs
ART / Techniques / Painting.
Drawing, French.
Genre/Form Catalogs.
Form Electronic book
Author Cortazzi, Hugh, contributor.
Polak, Christian, contributor.
Polak, Christian, editor.
ISBN 1898823766
9781898823766