Hokusaï The madman of the drawing

Hokusaï The madman of the drawing

French language

New model and new presentation of the book with double Asian paper and full canvas cardboard cover with ribbons.

The book traces the career of this child from a popular district of the former Tokyo called Edo at the time, and the unique atmosphere of this great city and Japanese life ...
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Number of pages :
Dimensions :
17 x 23,5 cm
Artist :
Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849)
Art movements :
18th century, 19th century, Asiatic art, Graphic arts
Number of illustrations :
Museum :
Musée des Arts asiatiques–Guimet
Theme :
Size of the book :
Paperback with flap
Reference :


Publication :
Octobre 2014

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The artist

Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849)

Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849) was a painter and printmaker of the Edo period who popularized Japanese Art in the 20th Century Occident and his undoubtedly the most famous Japanese artist. His work, rich in 30,000 drawings influenced many Impressionnist artists who quickly learnt from the artist: framing, attention to detail and originality of colourful displays. His works included scenes from everyday life, illustrations from contemporary literature, landscapes, flowers and birds and manga. Thirty-six views of Mount Fuji (1831-1833) actually counted 46 prints and Kanagawa's Great Wave (1831) are his best-known works.