Hokusaï The madman of the drawing
New model and new presentation of the book with double Asian paper and full canvas cardboard cover with ribbons.
Hokusai: The blue wave crowned with foam that rises monstrous off Mount Fuji, the famous volcano magnified and reinvented by the artist in all nuances of viewpoints, seasons and painting, bizarre bridges, Japanese waterfalls, contortions, costumes, gestures, men's breathing, women, peasants, city dwellers, warriors, craftsmen, horses, birds, insects, fish almost alive on the fabric where they are painted, the countless imaginative drawings or sketches captured on the live of Manga, this collection of facts and forms seen or improvised over the days...
With this work of more than 30,000 drawings and paintings, Hokusai (1760 - 1849) was the most prolific, varied and undoubtedly the most creative artist in ancient Japan. A universal genius for everything that was drawing and painting in his time, he practiced all genres of ukiyo-e, the "images of the floating world" as his contemporaries used to say to talk about their pleasures and their daily lives.
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 when Japan, closed to foreigners, developed a powerful and original culture in a vacuum.
Hokusai, the "drawing madman" as he called himself, became one of the great masters of printmaking and was rediscovered by the Impressionists and aesthetes at the end of the 19th century. Since then, he has remained one of the greatest and, through his personality, one of the most endearing figures in universal art.
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- 17 x 23,5 cm
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- Museum :
- Musée des Arts asiatiques–Guimet
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- Publication :
- Octobre 2014
- Author :
- Baatsch, Henri-Alexis