14 May 2013

War and Art

In the Tokyo Museum of Modern Art is an exhibition of war time paintings. Here are but a few samples. Obviously, I was so struck by the intensity in all of them but also the painterliness, especially in the last one of the kamikaze attack on the American B-29's. They chose a 'Western' way of working these subjects into oil paintings. It as if the painter (Ken'ichi Nakamura) had Monet in mind when he made this incredible picture. I was very moved by them and leave them for your perusal. 

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