Photo of Dr. Asato Ikeda

The Politics of Painting by Ikeda Asato,Presented by Centre AGallery 

池田安里博士 絵画の政治 

Saturday, 4:00pm-4:30pm, Firehall Theatre

Ikeda will be presenting from her new book The Politics of Painting: Fascism and Japanese Art during the Second World War (Honolulu: University of Hawaii, 2018). The book examines a set of paintings produced in Japan during the 1930s and early 1940s that have received little scholarly attention. Ikeda views works by prominent artists of the time through the lens of fascism, showing their seemingly straightforward paintings of Mount Fuji, samurai, beautiful women, and the countryside supported the war by reinforcing a state ideology that justified violence in the name of the country’s cultural authenticity.   


新刊「絵画の政治:第二次世界大戦中のファシズムと日本の芸術」(ホノルル:ハワイ大学、2018年)の講演。 1930年代から1940年代にかけて日本で生産され、学術的にほとんど注目を集めていない絵画に焦点を当てています。ファシズムのレンズを通して、その時代に有名だった芸術家たちの作品を見ると、富士山、侍、美しい女性たち、田園など一見シンプルに見える絵画たちから、その時代に、文化というの名のもとに暴力を正当化する国家イデオロギーがはびこっていた様子がうかがえます。

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