HIROSHIMA MUSEUM OF ART

MASAMUNE Tokusaburo1883~1962

Tokusaburo MASAMUNE《Itsukushima (Miyajima)》




Tokusaburo MASAMUNE
《Itsukushima (Miyajima)》

oil, canvas 65.5×81.0cm

A view of Itsukushima Shrine in Hiroshima Prefecture, one of “Japan’s Three Greatest Sights.” The eye is drawn to the light red O-Torii shrine gate rising from the sea. But the composition is not that of a “picturesque” painting – the shrine and natural mountains are not made into a backdrop for the O-Torii as the centerpiece that it is. Rather, the artist has innovated, painting boats amid a sunset. They add accentuation to this distinctive scene that is much more than being simply a picture of famous place.

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