Fuji, Land of Snow

July 15, 2020 to October 12, 2020

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 of 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 “.

*The original text is in French.




Guimet Museum of Asian Art

Musée national des arts asiatiques – Guimet
6, place d’Iéna
75116 Paris
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