This was exhibited for the 18th Inten Exhibition. It is a masterpiece that it is said to have made the Japanese-styled exhibition site more colorful, and is the most gorgeous example of his work. Taikan creates a flow by painting most of the space ultramarine blue and expresses the clear atmosphere of autumn by adding white-silver ripples. Red autumn leaves are laid out in the left half, and in the right half he shows the sadness of a quaint, remote canyon by adding a wagtail flying off in the distance. This is not just a decorative work, but also a work of excellence, filled with Taikan’s tension. His depth and noble character are admirable.


  • Title: Autumn Leaves
  • Date Created: 1931
  • Location Created: Japan
  • Year of Production: 昭和6年
  • Physical Dimensions: w361.0 x h163.3 cm
  • Painter: Yokoyama Taikan
  • Object Title: 紅葉
  • Exhibition History: 再興第18回院展
  • Category: 日本画
  • Artist Name: 横山大観
  • Type: Japanese Painting
  • Rights: Adachi Museum of Art, Terms & Conditions
  • External Link: https://www.adachi-museum.or.jp/en/archives/collection/yokoyama_taikan
  • Medium: color on paper / pair of six-panel screens

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