About Hokusai Porcelain Plate – Great Wave Off Kanagawa (1829-1832)
This elegant Goebel Hokusai Porcelain Plate displays the masterwork woodblock print “The Great Wave Off Kanagawa” by the Ukiyo-e Edo period artist Katsushika Hokusai. The Great Wave Off Kanagawa is the first print from the series “Thirty-Six Views of Mount Fuji”. In his homeland Japan, Hokusai’s work was rather considered as “everyday graphics”, whereas in Europe his art contributed to Japonism, inspired artists like Vincent van Gogh, Paul Gauguin, Egon Schiele and Gustav Klimt and also influenced Art Nouveau. This series of prints is characterized by the significant use of Prussian blue, a new color fashionable in the 1830s, and by the occasional use of Western techniques for representing perspective. Hokusai’s Ukiyo-e (translates to “Pictures of the fleeting world”) prints reflect scenes of landscapes, and individuals engaging in everyday life activities and leisure. More on details Goebel Hokusai Porcelain Plate – Great Wave Off Kanagawa (1829-1832):
- Dimensions: 14.17″ L x 14.17″ W x 1.18″ H inches
- Weight: 3 lbs (est).
- Material: Porcelain, Gold-leaf decoration.
- Original: 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).
- Care Instructions: Care Instructions: Recommended to clean by hand with a mild cleanser to preserve the brilliant colors and gold decoration.
About Katsushika Hokusai
Katsushika Hokusai became world-famous through his picture series “Thirty-Six Views of Mount Fuji” which includes the famous “Great Wave off Kanagawa” woodblock print. 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. Scholars have argued that Hokusai was assisted in his painting style by not only his study of the Kano School (15th – 19th century) and Chinese painting of the Ming Dynasty but also by European painting which entered Japan through the foreign settlement at Nagasaki.