Two Dragons in Cloud by Kanō Hōgai

"Two Dragons (in Cloud)" by Kanō Hōgai

This is a work depicting a father and son dragon playing happily in the sky. However, flying dragons are very powerful. Kanō Hōgai (1828-1888) ​’s drawings are more three-dimensional and realistic than any of the traditional Suiboku-ga (ink painting) of dragons. Both the father and the child are shouting loudly as if they are fighting a battle.

Title: Two Dragons (in Cloud)

Size: 90.2cm×135.3cm

Author: Kanō Hōgai

Year: 1885

Own: Philadelphia Museum of Art

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