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This is a resource for Stamps School of Art students, especially for Drawing II.

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Winter

Accession Number
1961/2.3

Title
Winter

Artist(s)
Matsubayashi Keigetsu

Object Creation Date
Autumn 1922

Medium & Support
hanging scroll, ink and color on silk

Dimensions
56 7/8 in. x 16 5/8 in. ( 144.4 cm x 42.2 cm )

Credit Line
Gift of Yoichi Nakajima

Label copy
Gallery Rotation Fall 2013
Matsubayashi Keigetsu
Japan, 1876–1963
Winter Landscape
Showa period (1926–1989)
Hanging scroll, ink and color on silk
Gift Yoichi Nakajima, 1961/2.3
This romantic idealization of nature draws on the centuries-old tradition of literati (amateur scholar-artist) painting in both China and Japan. For scholars and other members of the intelligentsia, nature was a place of mental refuge, even if it was only encountered through art. In this striking scroll, Matsubayashi Keigetsu, a successful commercial painter in the modern metropolis of Tokyo, presents a dramatic view of a winter landscape. Its high, snow covered mountains and the tall, bare trees offer little solace to the lone traveler making his way through the forest. This painting is a companion to Summer Landscape, in which a scholar bends his ear to the sound of a rushing stream under deep blue-green foliage. When viewed together, the scrolls demonstrate the stark contrasts of the two seasons. The painting is inscribed “Autumn of 1922.”This romantic idealization of nature draws on the centuries-old tradition of literati (amateur scholar-artist) painting in both China and Japan. For scholars and other members of the intelligentsia, nature was a place of mental refuge, even if it was only encountered through art. In this striking scroll, Matsubayashi Keigetsu, a successful commercial painter in the modern metropolis of Tokyo, presents a dramatic view of a winter landscape. Its high, snow covered mountains and the tall, bare trees offer little solace to the lone traveler making his way through the forest. This painting is a companion to Summer Landscape, in which a scholar bends his ear to the sound of a rushing stream under deep blue-green foliage. When viewed together, the scrolls demonstrate the stark contrasts of the two seasons. The painting is inscribed “Autumn of 1922.”
Label from Fall Gallery Rotation, 2013
See commentary for 1961/2.2.

Primary Object Classification
Painting

Primary Object Type
hanging scroll

Additional Object Classification(s)
Painting

Collection Area
Asian

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Keywords
Japan
Landscapes
figures in landscape
hanging scroll
mountains
snow
trees
winter

2 Related Resources

Ink and Realisms
(Part of: Artist Associations and Art Movements)
Landscape and Nature, Comparative and Historical
(Part of 3 Learning Collections)

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