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An Introduction To Hokusai - Anecdotes about the renowned Ukiyo-e Artist

An Introduction To Hokusai - Anecdotes about the renowned Ukiyo-e Artist

BILINGUAL ENGLISH / JAPANESE

Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849) was widely admired in Japan during the Edo period as an outstanding 'ukiyo-e' artist. Until his death, he was active in a range of genres, while his popularity has grown into worldwide recognition today. So admired is Hokusai in Japan, that ...
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Characteristics

Museum :
Musée des Arts asiatiques–Guimet
Theme :
Asia
Artist :
Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849)
Art movement :
Asiatic art
EAN :
9784808711511
Reference :
MX005426

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.