Access to the full text of the entire article is only available to members of institutions that have purchased access. If you belong to such an institution, please log in or find out more about how to order.


Article

War Art in Japan By Ikeda, Asato

DOI: 10.4324/9781135000356-REM205-1
Published: 09/05/2016
Retrieved: 22 November 2019, from
https://www.rem.routledge.com/articles/war-art-in-japan

Article

Under Japan’s totalitarian state during World War II, most Japanese artists participated in the war effort. Their activities included producing works commissioned by the state, displaying works in state-sponsored exhibitions, donating the proceeds of art to the state, and dedicating works, as symbolic gestures, to religious sites, important battles, seminal state officials, or to those who gave their lives in the war. War artists produced works in diverse media, styles, and subject matter, ranging from painting, photography, woodblock prints, and sculpture to architecture and interior design. However, their works invariably glorified Japan’s military occupation in Asia and war against the West, or they resonated with the wartime state ideology that sought to recreate a traditional Japanese culture uncontaminated by modernity.

content locked

Published

09/05/2016

Article DOI

10.4324/9781135000356-REM205-1

Print

Related Searches


Citing this article:

Ikeda, Asato. "War Art in Japan." The Routledge Encyclopedia of Modernism. : Taylor and Francis, 2016. Date Accessed 22 Nov. 2019 https://www.rem.routledge.com/articles/war-art-in-japan. doi:10.4324/9781135000356-REM205-1

Copyright © 2016-2019 Routledge.