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Divine Spirit (Mt. Fuji)

Yokoyama Taikan1952

Yamatane Museum of Art

Yamatane Museum of Art

As indicated by the title, this is an image of Mt. Fuji at its most majestic and divine. Taikan painted more than a thousand images of Mt. Fuji over the course of his life. The series of Mt. Fuji works created by Taikan after the late 1930s and 1940s cannot be mentioned without recalling his support for the nationalist stance taken in those years. After World War II he was criticized, but judging from his comment, "In old books Mt. Fuji is called Divine Spirit. While this term refers to the soul, my view of Mt. Fuji is best expressed by these words," we can see the pure love of Mt. Fuji felt by this one artist. Taikan let this work be purchased at the time this museum was established, on the condition that "a museum is formed."

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  • Title: Divine Spirit (Mt. Fuji)
  • Date Created: 1952
  • Location Created: Tokyo, Japan
  • 材質・技法(日本語): 絹本・墨画彩色・額(1面)
  • 作家名(日本語): 横山大観
  • 作品名(日本語): 心神
  • Physical Dimensions: w868 x h695 mm
  • Painter: Yokoyama Taikan
  • Type: Nihonga (Modern Japanese Paintings)
  • Rights: Yamatane Museum of Art, Japan, © Yamatane Museum of Art, 2013
  • Medium: Ink and Color on Silk

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