Stacey Nguyen | The Daily Californian | 2nd November 2015
Admiral Perry’s arrival in Tokyo Bay seems like, well, centuries ago. However, a current San Francisco exhibition demonstrates its ongoing relevance to Western art. Exposure to Japanese aesthetic concepts impacted both the public and a startling number of important artists. In a letter to his brother, van Gogh said “All my work is based to some extent on Japanese prints”. Interesting image comparisons are here.