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.

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 ...
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Dimensions :
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

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.