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Pine Trees

Hasegawa Tohaku

  • 「Pine Trees」 Hasegawa Tohaku
  • 「Pine Trees」 Hasegawa Tohaku

These images are based on the high resolution facsimile produced by the Tsuzuri Project. Unauthorized copying, duplication, or transfer of these images is strictly prohibited.

DATA
Artist:
Hasegawa Tohaku
Historical era:
Azuchi-Momoyama (16th century)
Material:
printed on washi paper
Medium:
Pair of six-fold screens
Theme:
High Resolution Facsimile of Historical Cultural Assets
Size:
Each screen L156.8 × W356.0 cm
Recipient:
Tokyo National MuseumMAP
[Original]
Current owner:
Tokyo National Museum
Material:
ink on washi paper
DESCRIPTION

This work is said to have been completed by Tohaku when he was in his 50s. It is considered both his signature masterpiece, and a masterpiece among modern ink and wash paintings. Tohaku uses ink and wash painting to draw more than 20 pine trees, separated into four groups, in varying levels of visibility to illustrate the haziness. Damp air fills the void between the trees suggesting a time between late autumn to early spring. It is said that Tohaku painted this scenery from recollection of the pine trees in his birthplace in the Noto region.

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