Art on Tuesday: View of Kônodai and the Tone River

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Utagawa Hiroshige I  歌川 広重 (1797–1858) painted The View of Kônodai and the Tone River 鴻の台とね川風景 as a part of his series One Hundred Famous Views of Edo in 1856. Utagawa created an illusion of distance in this scenic picture of a long riverbed. At the right side of the background you find Mount Fuji.  He added also some  lovely details: look at the three people at the cliff line, which gives you a hint of the cliff’s height. This is without doubt a beautiful view.

4 thoughts on “Art on Tuesday: View of Kônodai and the Tone River

  1. Isn’t it wonderful how he created a sense of perspective with such simplicity? And I always appreciate his use of the color blue.

    Have you read The Printmaker’s Daughter yet?

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