Pine Trees by Hasegawa Tohaku
(Hasegawa Tohaku ”Shorinzubyoubu”)

The masterpiece represents the pinnacle of Japanese ink painting. The monochrome features pine trees depicted in the foreground, with snow-capped mountain in the back. What appears like a graffiti of a mass of black lines at first glance will look like pine needles from a distance. And even from a farther place, a pine grove emerges. With just a minimum process, the artist successfully brought out the greatest possible effects and even a misty veil.