Art, War and Truth: Nomonhan 1939
Journal of War & Culture Studies
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This paper is about two paintings by the Japanese artist Fujita Tsuguharu (1886–1968) of separate incidents that occurred during the Battle of Nomonhan, a summer-long conflict between Japan and the Soviet Union that took place in 1939 and ended in costly defeat and humiliation for Japan. Following the theme of art, war and truth, I attempt to reconstruct the original context of the paintings from historical sources and to discover or uncover, as reasonably as possible, their meaning and relationship to truth.
Fujita Tsuguharu; war art; Nomonhan; propaganda; truth; Japanese art
Mcdonald, A. L.
Art, War and Truth: Nomonhan 1939.
Journal of War & Culture Studies, 8(2),