About Hokusai Porcelain Vase – Large – The Great Wave Off Kanagawa (1829-1832)
This elegant Hokusai Porcelain Vase measuring 11.81″ tall vase features the Japanese Ukiyo-e, Edo period artist Katsushika Hokusai’s iconic woodblock print “The Great Wave off Kanagawa” (1829-1830). Recommended to clean by hand with a mild cleanser to preserve the brilliant colors and gold decoration. 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.
More details on Hokusai Porcelain Vase – Large – The Great Wave Off Kanagawa (1829-1832):
- Dimensions (Large): 13.77″ L x 3.93″ W x 11.81″ H inches
- Material: Porcelain.
- 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: Recommended to clean by hand with a mild cleanser to preserve the brilliant colors and gold decoration.