This is the morning view of Mt. Fuji from my apartment before going to the exhibit.
I took the train to the Shizuoka Prefectural Art Museum to see the Kumagai Morikazu: Cherish All Lives exhibit before the exhibit ended.
I wasn't sure what to expect, but I liked the picture on the promotional posters. The exhibit was all in Japanese except for this sign outside the exhibit. Most of the titles were very simple and I was very happy that I could pick out the kanji for many of the title words, like cat, dog, turtle, bird, woman, tree, etc.
|Kumagai Morikazu (91years old), 1971|
Kumagai Morikazu lived from 1880 to 1977. In Japan that means from the Meiji era to the Showa Era. He has been called one of the grandfathers of Japanese Modern Art. The art work in the exhibit were arranged chronologially. The earlier work seemed dark, but realistic. Later the paintings and drawings were brightly colored and more simplistic.
I couldn't take photos in the museum, but I found a few on the internet.
|Portrait of a Lady 1918|
|Small Fry 1958|
|Cherry Blossoms 1964|