About Hokusai Playing Cards (Double Deck) – Piatnik – Masterpieces
This exclusive Piatnik Hokusai Playing Cards is a double deck set of masterpieces features on its cover the Japanese Ukiyo-e, Edo period artist Katsushika Hokusai’s iconic woodblock print “The Great Wave off Kanagawa” (1829-1830). Katsushika Hokusai is one of the most renowned masters of the Japanese color print (Ukiyo-e); he did not produce his greatest works until 1818-1830. In his youth he had begun with portraits of women and actors; but his fame rests chiefly on his direct and imaginative perception of landscape, which was an innovation to the ukiyo-e movement. His striking and original color, a vigorous sense of simplified design, his humor and understanding combined with a fine grasp of form to produce something new in Oriental landscape and nature art. More details Hokusai Playing Cards (Double Deck) – Piatnik – Masterpieces:
- Dimensions (Package): 5″ x 3.9″ 1″
- Weight: 1 lb (est)
- Materials: Double Deck Set of 55 Playing Cards
- Artwork Featured (Cover): Katsushika Hokusai, “Under the Wave off Kanagawa” from the series, “Thirty-Six Views of Mount Fuji” ca. 1829-1832. Woodblock print, ink, and color on paper. 10 1/8 x 14 15/16 in. (25.7 x 37.9 cm).
- Piatnik. Made in Austria.