Hokusai

Genius of the Japanese Ukiyo-e
Author: Seiji Nagata,John Bester
Publisher: Kodansha International
ISBN: 9784770024794
Category: Art
Page: 95
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An introduction to the life and art of Japan's famous artist export, Hokusai, written by the curator of the Ota Memorial Museum in Tokyo. The book contains a commentary on the artist's life and work, and details outlining composition and technique. Hokusai is perhaps the Asian artist best known in the West. His influence has extended from the Impressionists to later modern art and even to commercial design. A few of his works are so frequently reproduced that they are almost as familiar as the face of the Mona Lisa. Yet the 'Great Wave' and the 'Red Fuji' from the

Hokusai


Author: Anne Yonemura,Hokusai Katsushika
Publisher: Smithsonian Inst Press
ISBN: N.A
Category: Art
Page: 251
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Hokusai


Author: Edmond de Goncourt
Publisher: Parkstone International
ISBN: 1783107715
Category: Art
Page: 322
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Without a doubt, Katsushika Hokusai is the most famous Japanese artist since the middle of the nineteenth century whose art is known to the Western world. Reflecting the artistic expression of an isolated civilisation, the works of Hokusai - one of the first Japanese artists to emerge in Europe - greatly influenced the Impressionist and Post-Impressionist painters, such as Vincent van Gogh. Considered during his life as a living Ukiyo-e master, Hokusai fascinates us with the variety and the significance of his work, which spanned almost ninety years and is presented here in all its breadth and diversity.

Art of Hokusai

Explore His Life and Legacy and Learn to Paint in His Unique Style
Author: Heather Rodino
Publisher: Wellfleet
ISBN: 1577151208
Category: Art
Page: 64
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Beautifully illustrated throughout, Art of Hokusai takes you through his life, his work, his inspirations, and his legacy. Katsushika Hokusai (1760-May 10, 1849) was a Japanese artist, ukiyo-e painter and printmaker of the Edo period. In his time he was Japan's leading expert on Chinese painting. Then, create your own masterpieces using Hokusai's basic painting techniques as well as his unique color theory. Use helpful templates on perforated pages to transfer your favorite Hokusai paintings onto separate canvas or paper that are large enough to mount and frame. Learn to paint classic, traditional Asian art in the style of the master, Hokusai. This book is a lovely addition to any artist's library.

Hokusai


Author: C.J. Holmes
Publisher: Parkstone International
ISBN: 1783104961
Category: Art
Page: 352
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Without a doubt, Katsushika Hokusai is the most famous Japanese artist since the middle of the nineteenth century whose art is known to the Western world. Reflecting the artistic expression of an isolated civilisation, the works of Hokusai - one of the first Japanese artists to emerge in Europe - greatly influenced the Impressionist and Post-Impressionist painters, such as Vincent van Gogh. Considered during his life as a living Ukiyo-e master, Hokusai fascinates us with the variety and the significance of his work, which spanned almost ninety years and is presented here in all its breadth and diversity.

Views of Mt. Fuji


Author: Katsushika Hokusai
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486315991
Category: Art
Page: 144
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Color reprint of Hokusai's masterpiece, Thirty-six Views of Mt. Fuji, plus the artist's later black-and-white series, One Hundred Views of Mt. Fuji. A must for all lovers of Japanese art.

Hokusai

Beyond the Great Wave
Author: Timothy Clark,Roger Keyes
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780500292808
Category: Color prints, Japanese
Page: 352
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An acknowledged master during his lifetime, Hokusai created sublime works during the last thirty years of his life, right up to his death at the age of ninety. Exhibitions since the 1980s have presented his long career as a chronological sequence. This publication, which will coincide with an exhibition at the British Museum, takes a fresh approach based on innovative scholarship: thematic groupings of late works are related to the major spiritual and artistic quests of Hokusai's life. Hokusai's personal beliefs are contemplated here through analyses of major brush paintings, drawings, woodblock prints, and illustrated books. The publication gives due attention to the contribution of Hokusai's daughter Eijo (Oi), also an accomplished artist. Hokusai continually explored the mutability and minutiae of natural phenomena in his art. His late subjects and styles were based on a mastery of eclectic Japanese, Chinese, and European techniques and an encyclopedic knowledge of nature, myth, and history. Hokusai: Beyond the Great Wave draws on the finest collections of his work in Japan and around the world, making this the most important publication for years on Hokusai and a uniquely valuable overview of the artist's late career.

Hokusai


Author: Rhiannon Paget
Publisher: Taschen
ISBN: 9783836563376
Category:
Page: 96
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The Old Man Mad about Painting Hokusai, the master who unleashed a tsunami on the art world Meet the artist whose majestic breaking wave sent ripples across the world. Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849) is not only one of the giants of Japanese art and a legend of the Edo period, but also a founding father of Western modernism, whose prolific gamut of prints, illustrations, paintings, and beyond forms one of the most comprehensive oeuvres of ukiyo-e art and a benchmark of japonisme. His influence spread through Impressionism, Art Nouveau, Jugendstil, and beyond, enrapturing the likes of Claude Monet (who bought 23 of his prints), Berthe Morisot, Edgar Degas, Mary Cassatt, and Vincent van Gogh. Hokusai was always a man on the move. He changed domicile more than 90 times during his lifetime and changed his own name through at least seven professional pseudonyms. In his art, he adopted the same restlessness, covering the complete spectrum of Japanese ukiyo-e ("pictures of the floating world") practice in painting and woodblock, from single-sheet prints of landscapes and actors to erotic books, album prints, illustrations for verse anthologies and historical novels, and surimono, which were privately issued prints for special occasions. Hokusai's print series Thirty-Six Views of Mount Fuji, published between 1826 and 1833 is the artist's most renowned work and, with its soaring peak through different seasons and from different vantage points, marked the towering summit of the Japanese landscape print. The series' The Great Wave off Kanagawa, also known simply as The Great Wave, is one of the most recognized images of Japanese art in the world. This TASCHEN introduction spans the length and breadth of Hokusai's career with key pieces from his far-reaching portfolio. Through these meticulous, majestic works and series, we trace the variety of Hokusai's subjects, from erotic books to historical novels, and the evolution of his vivid formalism and decisive delineation of space through color and line that would go on to liberate Western art from the constraints of its one-point perspective and unleash the modernist momentum.

Hokusai

life and work
Author: Richard Lane
Publisher: Arrow
ISBN: N.A
Category: Art
Page: 320
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Hokusai


Author: Edmond de Goncourt
Publisher: Parkstone International
ISBN: 1780429967
Category: Art
Page: 256
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Without a doubt, Katsushika Hokusai is the most famous Japanese artist since the middle of the nineteenth century whose art is known to the Western world. Reflecting the artistic expression of an isolated civilisation, the works of Hokusai, one of the first Japanese artists to emerge in Europe, greatly influenced the Impressionist and Post-Impressionist painters, such as Vincent van Gogh. Considered during his life as a living Ukiyo-e master, Hokusai fascinates us with the variety and the significance of his work, which spanned almost ninety years and is presented here in all its breadth and diversity.

The yomihon illustrations of Katsushika Hokusai


Author: Mark Howard Sandler
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Art
Page: 716
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Hokusai's Project

The Articulation of Pictorial Space
Author: David Bell
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
ISBN: N.A
Category: Art
Page: 188
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This important new study on the great ukiyo-e artist Katsushika Hokusai is an in-depth appreciation, involving close examination of some forty-four Hokusai prints, of why his works appear in the way they do and how he evolved his own unique artistic style. In addition to a select bibliography, the book is supported by a valuable glossary of artistic terms.

Hokusai's Mount Fuji

the complete views in color
Author: Jocelyn Bouquillard,Hokusai Katsushika
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams
ISBN: N.A
Category: Art
Page: 119
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This complete collection of Hokusais famous views of Mount Fuji is the only high-quality reproduction of these engravings, long considered the Japanese masters greatest works. Taken from the best engravings available and shown in splendid color, this authoritative volume is the first of its kind since 1830. Hokusais influence extended far beyond Japan, even to French Impressionists including Degas, Monet, and Toulouse-Lautrec. Each illustration is accopmanied by detailed notes placing the work in its cultural and historical context and exploring the symbolic themes running through Hokusais landscapes.

Hokusai

The Old Man Mad with Painting
Author: Edward Fairbrother Strange
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Painting, Japanese
Page: 71
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Hokusai

mountains and water, flowers and birds
Author: Matthi Forrer
Publisher: Prestel Pub
ISBN: 9783791330433
Category: Art
Page: 95
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This delightful selection of prints depicting nineteenth century Japan's natural beauty is a colorful introduction to the country's most beloved artist. The Japanese artist Hokusai spent the second half of his life sketching and painting with tremendous energy nearly everything he saw, and this book focuses on one of his most productive periods, when the artist was in his seventies. This volume of full-color reproductions features fifty works of the artist's astonishing oeuvre. The book includes selections from his renowned series of woodblock prints, Thirty-Six Views of Mount Fuji, including "In the Hollow of a Wave," "Shower below the Summit," and "South Wind at Clear Dawn." Also presented here are images of flowers, waterfalls, bridges, birds, and fish, demonstrating the uniquely precise yet passionate quality of Hokusai's art. An expert on the artist's work, Matthi Forrer provides illuminating commentary on Hokusai's life and technique, offering revealing insight into his enduring popularity in Japan and throughout the world.

Hokusai


Author: Sarah E. Thompson,Joan Wright,Philip Meredith
Publisher: Museum of Fine Arts Boston
ISBN: 9780878468256
Category: Art
Page: 175
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Published on the occasion of an exhibition held at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, April 15, 2015-August 9, 2015.

Katsushika Hokusai

87 Drawings
Author: Narim Bender
Publisher: BookRix GmbH & Company KG
ISBN: 3730967339
Category: Philosophy
Page: 13
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Katsushika Hokusai was a brilliant artist, ukiyo-e painter and print maker, best known for his wood block print series Thirty-Six Views of Mount Fuji. These prints are famous both in Japan and overseas, and have left a lasting image in the worldwide art world. Hokusai’s artistic influence has stretched to have affected the Art Nouveau style in Europe, including Claude Monet, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, and Hermann Obrist, all of whom have themes similar to Hokusai’s. Hokusai lived a reclusive life with his daughters, including Oi, a fine painter in her own right. In 1811 Hokusai met Maki Bokusen in Nagoya, who arranged for publication the first ten volumes of the Hokusai Manga ('Hokusai Sketches') between 1812 and 1819. Hokusai had a long career, but he produced most of his important work after age 60. The largest of Hokusai's works is the 15-volume collection Hokusai Manga, a book crammed with nearly 4,000 sketches. These sketches are often incorrectly considered the precedent to modern manga, as Hokusai's Manga is a collection of sketches (of animals, people, objects, etc.), different from the story-based comic-book style of modern manga.

Hokusai, One Hundred Poets


Author: Peter Morse
Publisher: George Braziller
ISBN: 9780807612132
Category: Art
Page: 222
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This lavishly illustrated, oversized (17" x 10") book brings together the last major print series of the celebrated Japanese artist Hokusai (1760-1849) and the Japanese poetry that inspired these beautiful prints. Whether showing semi-nude women abalone divers struggling with their catch while a male crew of shriveled old salts leers from a nearby boat, or the carefree rapture of a leisurely group of men and women observing cherry blossoms at their peak, Hokusai captures, with drama and delicacy, sublime and ridiculous states. The artist's simplicity, though deceptive, is also remarkable: he illustrates a poem about a lovers' seaside tryst with a magnificently imposing yet unadorned sailing vessel, its small window offering a coy glimpse of the fortunate couple inside. Each of the 111 color prints (as well as 41 black-and-white sketches of projected prints apparently never completed) is accompanied by the poem, in Japanese and English, a biographical note on the poet and by Peter Morse's comments on literary and artistic intention and execution.

Hokusai: 97 Drawings


Author: Sonya Lonergan
Publisher: Osmora Incorporated
ISBN: 2765904812
Category: Art
Page: 95
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Hokusai began drawing at the age of six, and by 18 he had been accepted into the Katsukawa Shunsho School. He had a long career, but he produced most of his important work after age 60. The largest of Hokusai's works is the 15-volume collection Hokusai Manga, a book crammed with nearly 4,000 sketches. The aged artist lost everything in a fire at his lodgings in 1839 and devoted the last ten years of his life to painting increasingly transcendent subjects, such as tigers and mythic creatures. It is said that once he exclaimed: “From the age of 6 I had a mania for drawing the shapes of things. When I was 50 I had published a universe of designs. But all I have done before the age of 70 is not worth bothering with. At 75 I'll have learned something of the pattern of nature, of animals, of plants, of trees, birds, fish and insects. When I am 80 you will see real progress. At 90 I shall have cut my way deeply into the mystery of life itself. At 100, I shall be a marvelous artist. At 110, everything I create; a dot, a line, will jump to life as never before. To all of you who are going to live as long as I do, I promise to keep my word. I am writing this in my old age. I used to call myself Hokusai, but today I sign my self 'The Old Man Mad about Drawing.”

Hokusai: 140 Prints


Author: Sonya Lonergan
Publisher: Osmora Incorporated
ISBN: 2765904685
Category: Art
Page: 125
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Katsushika Hokusai was a brilliant print maker, best known for his wood block print series Thirty-Six Views of Mount Fuji, which contain the prints The Great Wave and Fuji in Clear Weather. These prints are famous both in Japan and overseas, and have left a lasting image in the worldwide art world. Hokusai’s artistic influence has stretched to have affected the Art Nouveau style in Europe, including Claude Monet, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, and Hermann Obrist, all of whom have themes similar to Hokusai’s. He had a long career, but he produced most of his important work after age 60. The largest of Hokusai's works is the 15-volume collection Hokusai Manga, The final three volumes were published posthumously; two of them assembled by their publisher from previously unpublished material. At the age of 88, on his deathbed, it is said that he exclaimed that he needed only five more years of life, in order to become a real painter.