著者
今橋 理子
出版者
東海大学文学部
雑誌
東海大学紀要. 文学部 (ISSN:05636760)
巻号頁・発行日
no.65, pp.1-18,図10p, 1996-09

During the last years of his life, Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849), the most well known ukiyoe artist of the late Edo period, left us an original painting entitled Watermelon, now in the collection of the Imperial Household Agency. Over the years numerous researchers have assessed the unusual shape and composition of the watermelon in the painting as striking evidence of Hokusai's originality. However, I question whether this repeated assessment would have been made if Hokusai had not included his signature, which is clearly evident in the painting. Eastern paintings of vegetables and fruit are commonly known as "Vegetable drawings"(sosai-zu) and are considered as belonging to the broad category of fower-and-bird pictures. With a style far removed from that of traditional vegetable drawings, however, Hokusai's Watermelon evokes among viewers a feeling contrary to what they might have expected from such a painting. Eastern flower-and-bird paintings traditionally have something in them that allows a hidden meaning to be drawn out from animals or plants depicted. Similarly, we need to investigate whether or not the watermelon in Hokusai's painting-considering the unexpectedness of its style-is imbued with a hidden meaning. To corroborate my interpretation of Watermelon, I have made use of the painting entitled Tanabata by Sakai Hoitsu (1761-1828). Hoitsu's painting is not a portrayal of the modern-day Japanese celebration known as Tanabata, or Star Festival, but rather depicts Tanabata's predecessor, Kikkoden, a ceremony carried out by the imperial court beginning in the eighth century, which in turn had its origins in early China. Kikkoden combined astrology with the romance of the Milky Way-the love story of the Herdsman (in Japanese tradition, the star Altair in the constellation Aquila) and the Weaver (the star Vega in the constellation Lyra). Japanese paintings entitled Kikkoden are usually genre paintings portraying the full year's worth of ceremonies ; it was tacitly understood from early times that depictions of the Kikkoden or Tanabata festivals within these paintings would show a scene from the seventh lunar month, when these festivals were held. In Hoitsu's Tanabata, however, human figures, ordinarily found in genre paintings, are missing. Only string given in offering and a basin filled with water-two items symbolic of the climax of Kikkoden-are depicted. By extracting these two motifs from Kikkoden, Hoitsu turns them into symbols for the ceremony. When Hokusai's Watermelon is viewed once again, this time in light of this understanding of Hoitsu's work, the congruence between the two paintings is striking. Since watermelons were in early China and Japan an important item given as an offering during Kikkoden, the watermelon half and the long, thin rind in Hokusai's painting can be seen as corresponding exactly to Hoitsu's basin and string. Further, we can discover of a bit of the romanticism involved in how the Japanese, inheritors of the romance of the Milky Way story from China, have since the time of the Man'yoshu "borrowed" the heroes of that story in their own love poetry. Essentially, then, Hokusai's Watermelon is a genre painting in which Kikkoden is represented by a watermelon, and is a narrative painting of the romance of the Milky Way.

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https://t.co/7X5WJwIDTo もっと詳しく知りたい人は、今橋理子先生の論文を読んでください。美術史って面白いってぞくぞくするよ( ^ω^ )。
2ページ目でぼそっと触れてるように、とと様は調べて作品にしてるのが加点要素ですね。ただ尊い…。 『伝説の記号 : 葛飾北斎筆「西瓜図」と七夕』https://t.co/vYTNhFY0SM https://t.co/r48FnlBhhB
前にも紹介した気がするけど、この絵のモチーフの考察も面白いです。 #今日の論文 『伝説の記号 : 葛飾北斎筆「西瓜図」と七夕』東海大学紀要. 文学部 65, 1-18, 1996 https://t.co/vYTNhFY0SM #CiNii
三の丸に収蔵されてる西瓜図のモチーフは乞巧奠(七夕)である、という解説。読みやすく面白い。 #今日の論文 『伝説の記号 : 葛飾北斎筆「西瓜図」と七夕』 東海大学紀要. 文学部 65, 1-18, 1996  https://t.co/btC7w4EE5t #CiNii
(承前)その「西瓜図」が七夕であるという結論を論文「伝説の記号:葛飾北斎筆「西瓜図」と七夕」(http://t.co/AwMc3IX2kn)で示したのが美術史学の今橋理子さんです。管理人も初めて読んだ時に衝撃を受けました。PDFで読めますので、興味のある方は是非読んでみて下さい。
伝説の記号 : 葛飾北斎筆「西瓜図」と七夕 http://t.co/FeAGKv0nBn 読んでる。おもしろい。
こんな論文どうですか? 伝説の記号 : 葛飾北斎筆「西瓜図」と七夕(今橋 理子),1996 http://t.co/iN86JvqQ Du…
こんな論文どうですか? 伝説の記号 : 葛飾北斎筆「西瓜図」と七夕(今橋 理子),1996 http://t.co/iN86JvqQ Du…
こんな論文どうですか? 伝説の記号 : 葛飾北斎筆「西瓜図」と七夕(今橋 理子),1996 http://t.co/iN86JvqQ Du…
こんな論文どうですか? 伝説の記号 : 葛飾北斎筆「西瓜図」と七夕(今橋 理子),1996 http://t.co/iN86JvqQ Du…
こんな論文どうですか? 伝説の記号 : 葛飾北斎筆「西瓜図」と七夕(今橋 理子),1996 http://t.co/iN86JvqQ Du…
こんな論文どうですか? 伝説の記号 : 葛飾北斎筆「西瓜図」と七夕(今橋 理子),1996 http://t.co/iN86JvqQ Du…
こんな論文どうですか? 伝説の記号 : 葛飾北斎筆「西瓜図」と七夕(今橋 理子),1996 http://id.CiNii.jp/EYtyL
こんな論文どうですか? 伝説の記号 : 葛飾北斎筆「西瓜図」と七夕(今橋 理子),1996 http://id.CiNii.jp/EYtyL
こんな論文どうですか? 伝説の記号 : 葛飾北斎筆「西瓜図」と七夕(今橋 理子),1996 http://id.CiNii.jp/EYtyL
こんな論文どうですか? 伝説の記号 : 葛飾北斎筆「西瓜図」と七夕(今橋 理子),1996 http://id.CiNii.jp/EYtyL
こんな論文どうですか? 伝説の記号 : 葛飾北斎筆「西瓜図」と七夕(今橋 理子),1996 http://id.CiNii.jp/EYtyL
こんな論文どうですか? 伝説の記号 : 葛飾北斎筆「西瓜図」と七夕(今橋 理子),1996 http://id.CiNii.jp/EYtyL
RT @reclam_jc: やけに人文な『視点・論点』でした。 QT @uramaya: 『視点・論点』で語られていたのはこれか → 伝説の記号 : 葛飾北斎筆「西瓜図」と七夕 今橋 理子 http://ci.nii.ac.jp/naid/110001048408
やけに人文な『視点・論点』でした。論文もすぐ見つかる時代だなー。 QT @uramaya: 『視点・論点』で語られていたのはこれか → 伝説の記号 : 葛飾北斎筆「西瓜図」と七夕 今橋 理子 http://ci.nii.ac.jp/naid/110001048408
『視点・論点』で語られていたのはこれか → 伝説の記号 : 葛飾北斎筆「西瓜図」と七夕 今橋 理子 http://ci.nii.ac.jp/naid/110001048408
こんな論文どうですか? 伝説の記号 : 葛飾北斎筆「西瓜図」と七夕(今橋理子),1996 http://id.CiNii.jp/EYtyL

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