ARTISTS / ARTWORKS
WORK OF THE MONTH
Komatsu Hitoshi, Mt. Fuji
Color on paper, with a label signed and sealed by the artist, framed
42 x 53cm/67 x 78cm
Komatsu Hitoshi was a painter and recluse who resided in Ohara, Kyoto and lived in near poverty to support his independent painting career. While best known for his hometown landscapes of the Mogami River in Yamagata prefecture, he often depicted many natural sceneries, especially those of Mt. Fuji. This work depicts a vibrant rendering of Mt. Fuji. With the use of deep and intense lines, the vigour and earthliness of the work exemplifies the highlights of Komatsu's unique aesthetic. Colourful and charismatic, the work is a perfect piece to welcome all viewers into a new year.