Folder 25 x 35 cm Hokusai - The Great Wave
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Folder 25 x 35 cm Hokusai - The Great Wave

Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849), painter, draughtsman and engraver, is one of Japan's greatest and most influential artists. He renewed the art of engraving with his famous works as "Under the wave off Knagawa" which is the first in a serie of prints entitled Thirty-six views of Mount Fuji published between 1831 and 1833.



Dimensions :
35 x 25 cm
Museum :
Musée des Arts asiatiques–Guimet
Theme :
Artistic techniques
Maintenance :
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Artist :
Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849)
Art movements :
19th century, Asiatic art
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Original work kept at :
Guimet, Musée Arts asiatiques

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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.