Hokusai

Hokusai

€10

Characteristics

Museum :
Musée des Arts asiatiques–Guimet
EAN :
9783836563390
Model dimensions :
27 cm x 22 cm
Reference :
MX627773

Editor

Editor :
Taschen
Publication :
2018-06-16
Author :
Paget, Rhiannon

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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.