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Increasing international interplay during this time saw an equivalent influence of other cultures into Western art. Thus, Japanese woodblock prints had an immense affect on impressionism and subsequent growth. Later, African sculptures had been taken up by Picasso and to some extent by Matisse. Similarly, within the 19th and 20th Art centuries the West has had large impacts on Eastern art with originally western concepts like Communism and Post-Modernism exerting a robust affect. The nature of art has been described by thinker Richard Wollheim as “one of the elusive of the standard issues of human tradition”.

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  • Picasso’s research of tribal art are most evident in the mask-like rendered faces, imagery that implies their sexuality as being not just aggressive, however primitive.
  • Leo Tolstoy identified art as a use of oblique