Morning in the Mountains/ Evening in the Mountains

Yokoyama Taikan1932

Adachi Museum of Art

Adachi Museum of Art
Yasugi, Shimane, Japan

A pair of framed paintings, they were exhibited at the 19th Inten Exhibition. Using only India ink, in one the dawning of the sky and the changes in the light and air has been depicted, while in the other, the moment-by-moment changes in the darkening mountains. “India ink is said to have five tones or gradations. Despite being only black in color, the texture of India ink changes from deep to light, and from wet to dry. More complex than other colors, it subtly yet directly portrays realism in a manner that transcends colors.” says Taikan. The two paintings back up his words.


  • Title: Morning in the Mountains/ Evening in the Mountains
  • Date Created: 1932
  • Location Created: Japan
  • Year of Production: 昭和7年
  • Physical Dimensions: w116.6 x h76.2 cm (each)
  • Painter: Yokoyama Taikan
  • Object Title: 朝嶺・暮嶽
  • Exhibition History: 再興第19回院展
  • Category: 日本画
  • Artist Name: 横山大観
  • Type: Japanese Painting
  • Rights: Adachi Museum of Art, Terms & Conditions
  • Medium: ink on paper / pair of hanging scrolls

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