An atmosphere of melancholy, perhaps of ending, pervades the painting by the artist who called himself Old Man Crazy to Paint - better known as the Japanese master Katsushika Hokusai
While being inspired in his youth by the works of Paul Klee, from whom he has still retained the influence in his geometrically structured background paintings, more contemporarily his influence has been that of Katsushika Hokusai
's elegance and use of negative space within the composition.
TOKYO - A set of five woodblock prints owned by a museum in Matsumoto, Nagano Prefecture, has been confirmed as an authentic work by famed ''ukiyoe'' artist Katsushika Hokusai
, the museum said Monday.
Govier's heroine is Katsushika Oei, one of the daughters of Katsushika Hokusai
(1760-1849), a painter and prolific ukiyoe artist who, thanks in part to his brilliant series Thirty-Six Views of Mount Fuji, has become one of the best-known Japanese artists in the West.
Wear some art instead of advertising with a luxurious ZAZOU silk scarf that pays homage to renowned woodblock artist Katsushika Hokusai
ART: "The Great Wave at Kanagawa" by Katsushika Hokusai
is one of the most famous tsunami-related artworks.
The clear and natural renditions and the brilliant colors radiating from the woodblock prints of the two leading Japanese artists of the time, Katsushika Hokusai
and Utagawa (a.k.a.Ando) Hiroshige had seldom been seen before.
Meanwhile, artistic appreciation of sakura was reprised in the shape of the great woodblock artists of the era and classic depictions include Katsushika Hokusai
's (1760-1849) CheW Blossoms at Mount Yoshino.
The exhibit takes a who's-who/cultural history approach, with each of the seven sections specifically devoted to an important figure in the ukiyo-e (such as Hishikawa Moronobu, Katsushika Hokusai
and Hiroshige, as well as Kunisada).
"EHON: The Artist and the Book in Japan," an exhibit of several hundred volumes at the New York Public Library, unexpectedly provided me with a look back on the early form of manga that emerged in the late eighteenth century through some works of its most notable creator of that era, Katsushika Hokusai
. Although his brushstroke shadings have now given way to manga's sharply defined inking, each shares the intention of reaching the deepest feelings and engaging the heightened interest of the reader.
Umberto Boccioni, Jackie Winsor, Katsushika Hokusai
The origin of the image, not only for the book store, but other similarly titled businesses around the country - and I am surprised it wasn't mentioned in the article - is a famous wood-block print (circa 1823) by the Japanese artist Katsushika Hokusai
, titled "The Great Wave," from "36 Views of Mount Fuji." The odd faces in the waves in the Hitchcock painting do not appear in the original print but seem to be associated in a prophetic way with the thousands of bodies that were washed out to sea in the disastrous Indian Ocean tsunami.