Canvas clutch bag by Hokusai
Hokusai’s painting “The Great Wave off Kanagawa” illustrates the canvas clutch bag. This whimsical daytime clutch not only forces you to carry fewer items but also adds a twist of fashion to your style. Furthermore, fashion industry and fashionistas will certainly identify it as a vintage piece because it reminds us former Kenzo Jeans logo that the iconic prêt-à -porter brand used in the 80’s and 90’s.
It is surely one of top gifts for women at an appreciable price that mixes fashion and art.
- Packaging Polybag – Fabric: 100% Cotton/Canvas
- Size of the clutch bag: 24 x 15 cm / 9.44 in x 5.9 in
- Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849) was a Japanese artist, painter, draughtsman, and engraver.
- Origin Series “Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji” (1831-1833) – The Great Wave off Kanagawa
- Material of the original Print Nishiki-e
- Museum Paris – Musée des Arts asiatiques-Guimet
- Themes: Asia, Prints, Sea, Landscape
- Art movements Asiatic art, 19th century
Combine your Hokusai clutch bag with the same series canvas tote bag
About “The Great Wave” painting
The Great Wave off Kanagawa is the first in a series of prints entitled “Thirty-Six Views of Mount Fuji,” published between 1831 and 1833. We do not know the actual print run for the first edition of the series, which was printed in eight sections, according to tradition. Today, several examples are held in the collections of the Guimet Museum of Asian Arts (Paris), the Victoria & Albert Museum (London), the Royal Museums of Art and History (Brussels), the Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York) and the National Library of France (Paris).
This series of prints is characterised by the significant use of Prussian blue and by the use of Western techniques for representing perspective, which was previously unknown in the traditional Asian art.