Fuji, snow country - Exhibition catalogue
Inspiring many artists, Mount Fuji dominates the landscape of the Japanese archipelago from its 3,776 meters. This figure gave rise to the first transcriptions of atmospheric variations by Hokusai, almost half a century before the light effects of Monet and Sisley.
A pure triangle, the Fuji is a strong element in Japanese printmaking and later in young photography. Eternal on its sides, the snow challenges artists to use the paper left in reserve to transcribe the suffocation of nature and its noises, just as the impressionists inspired by the "snow country" would do decades later.
Exhibition at the musée national des arts asiatiques - Guimet from 15 July to 12 October 2020.
88 pages / 60 illustrations
Co-publishing Rmn-Grand Palais with the musée national des arts asiatiques - Guimet