Among the Ten Scenes of the Sea, this is one of the Four Seasons of the Sea. Taikan skillfully expressed a scene of dynamically rolling waves crashing onto rough rocks under the shadowy moonlight. Taikan took into account the changing of the seasons when depicting nature. In this work, he enhanced a sense of the season by adding a cormorant. In contrast to the powerful waves, the bird stretches his wings in a relaxed manner, giving a sense of space.


  • Title: Summer : Four Seasons of the Sea
  • Date Created: 1940
  • Location Created: Japan
  • Year of Production: 昭和15年
  • Physical Dimensions: w96.0 x h71.7 cm
  • Painter: Yokoyama Taikan
  • Object Title: 海潮四題・夏
  • Exhibition History: 横山大観紀元二千六百年奉祝記念作品展
  • Category: 日本画
  • Artist Name: 横山大観
  • Type: Japanese Painting
  • Rights: Adachi Museum of Art, Terms & Conditions
  • Medium: color on paper / hanging scroll

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