Sunday, November 13, 2016

Katsushika Hokusai

Self Portrait
1839
Wood block print
Tokyo, Nagoya
Over 200 years ago, printmaker Katsushika Hokusai created his famous prints.  Today, you can still find these images on everything from cell-phone cases, to notebook covers.  What makes his work so timeless?  We will explore this question together.

Over the coming days, spend some time enjoying this image of his work.  What do you see happening?

Katsushika Hokusai
(For pronunciation help go to Forvo, which offers several different recordings)
Japan
1760-1849


The Great Wave Off Kangawa
1830-1833
color woodblock print
Tokyo, Nagoya
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