Art, War and Truth: Nomonhan 1939
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.
Mcdonald, A. L.
Art, War and Truth: Nomonhan 1939.
Journal of War & Culture Studies, 8(2),