I realise now that my original research proposal was much too broad to deal with in the context of a 5000-word essay. I have since narrowed the scope to consider what is Japonisme (in the context of orientalism) and how it influenced the representation of floral images through the analysis of the work of 3 or 4 artists, chosen for the degree of Japanese influence on their work. I will choose them from:
- Vincent van Gogh
- Claude Monet
- Charles Rennie Mackintosh
- Odilon Redon
- Edna Boies Hopkins
I will probably select 3 of these artists based on differences of style, period and media to give a broader view of the effects of Japonisme.
I recognize that the links between the Body of Work and Research Modules need to be present, but that they don’t have to be restrictive. I could, for example, consider what artists were responding to in their time and compare and contrast with what I am responding to in my own work.