Fuji, land of snow

Visit conference with Sylvie Ahmadian, lecturer at the National Museum of Asian Arts - Guimet.

With its conical silhouette of eternal snow, Mount Fuji - inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List since 2013 - is one of the most sacred places in Japan. He was also a major source of inspiration for many artists, masters of Japanese prints and early photographers, who placed him at the heart of their creation. Thus declined in multiple framing and according to atmospheric variations, Mount Fuji constitutes the unique theme of the famous series of Thirty-Six Views of Mount Fuji by Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849) and one of the favorite themes of Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858) and Hasui (1883-1957). Many of these remarkable prints not only marked Japanese art, but also aroused the enthusiasm of Western artists, especially the Impressionists.

This exhibition allows you to take an aesthetic journey by walking through the sublime and poetic snow-covered landscapes of the Japanese archipelago.


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