Sunrise Over the Eastern Sea - Fujishima Takeji - Japanese Masters Impressionist Art Painting - Art Prints
Rising Sun Illuminating the Cosmos, in which his subject matter was the sun he saw in the desert of Inner Mongolia. During that period, he produced many "sunrise" masterworks, of which this example, painted in 1932, is one. Apart from the sailboat, it consists only of sea and sky. The composition is simply organized of extremely simple, clear color planes; in it we see epitomized the simplicity that was Fujishima"s objective.
In 1928, Fujishima was commissioned to create an oil painting to decorate the Showa Emperor's study. Fujishima himself decided that "sunrise" would be the theme for that work, in celebration of the emperor's accession.
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