Fuji, land of snow
Exhibition from July 15 to October 12, 2020.
National Museum of Asian Arts - Guimet.
Inspired by many artists, Mount Fuji dominates the landscape of the Japanese archipelago. This figure provokes the first transcriptions of atmospheric variations by Hokusai, almost half a century before the light effects of Monet and Sisley. Pure triangle, Fuji is a strong element in Japanese print and young photography. Eternal on its sides, the snow challenges artists to use paper left in reserve to transcribe the suffocation of nature and its noises, as will also do, decades later, the impressionists inspired by "the country of snow ".