introduction of the art
Haruhiko Kawasaki was born in Suginami, Tokyo in 1929. His grandfather was the Japanese painter Chitora Kawasaki and his father was Shoko Kawasaki. Haruhiko Kawasaki’s style of painting was considerably different to the traditional Japanese paintings of those two men.
Furthermore, Kaii Higashiyama came between his grandfather and father and himself. It is said that the artist was greatly influenced by Kaii Higashiyama who married the eldest daughter of Shoko Kawasaki.
Haruhiko Kawasaki worked on many paintings of Mt. Fuji until he passed away at the age of 89 in 2018. He placed a large imposing figure boasting the majesty of Mt. Fuji in the center. He then depicted the snow-capped peak at the summit as small perhaps because of the effect of looking up at its size. The clouds are drawn in blue stripes on the sky in contrast to the red background of daybreak. You can feel awe for nature in this line of sight.