Canvas tote bag description
Our canvas tote bag features a reproduction of Hokusai’s famous painting The Great Wave off Kanagawa. Hokusai’s Wave design canvas tote bag makes not only one of the top gifts for women but also has many different uses. Hokusai painting appears in big on the front side whereas the back side is in a deep prussian blue. You can carry the bag on your shoulder whether on its front or back side and combine it with your outfit. This canvas tote bag can also serve as an elegant gift bag, and it can be re-used.
- Packaging Polybag – Fabric: Cotton/Canvas
- Size of the canvas tote bag: 41 x 35 cm 16.14″ x 13.77″
- 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
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About Artist Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849)
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. Nowadays, the collection 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) several examples.
This series of prints is characterized by the significant use of Prussian blue, a new color fashionable in the 1830s. Also, Hokusai occasionally used Western techniques for representing perspective, which was previously unknown in the traditional Middle Eastern art. Figures or objects were depicted according to their importance (e.g. spiritual value), and not according to their actual size, proximity or distance.