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Poster - Hokusai - Under the wave off Kanagawa

Poster cm80x60 - Katsushika Hokusai.

The famous Great Wave of  Kanagawa, painted in 1831 the renowned japanese artist Katsushika Hokusai (also known as Katsukawa Shunro), skilled in the ukiyo-e technique (litteraly « picture of the floating world »)


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Art movement of the Edo era (1603-1868) designating a popular, narrative and original form of painting, and also japanese wood engraving.

Katsushika Hokusai was a Japanese artist known for his work in ukiyo-e prints, a popular print style in Japan from the 17th to the 19th century. He is especially known for his series of  thirty six Views of Mount Fuji, in which he used traditional printmaking techniques such as woodblock and ink, as well as vivid colors.

Hokusai also explored other traditional Japanese painting styles, such as sumi-e ink painting, in which artists use simple brushstrokes to create minimalist patterns. He also experimented with Western oil painting, which was introduced to him by Dutch missionaries in Japan at the time.

In short, Hokusai was a versatile artist who worked in different painting styles, but he is best known for his work in ukiyo-e printmaking