About Katsushika Hokusai Skateboard Triptych – The Great Wave off Kanagawa (1829-1832) | Musart on Decks
Bringing together tradition and contemporary culture, Musart Boutique is proud to present our exclusive original collection Musart on Decks featuring limited edition skateboard decks, displaying art historical timeless masterpieces which bridge the traditional history of art and contemporary skateboarding culture at accessible prices. This original Katsushika Hokusai Skateboard Triptych displays the influential Edo-period Japanese artist’s iconic woodblock print The Great Wave off Kanagawa (1829-1832) part of his series Thirty-Six Views of Mount Fuji. The Great Wave off Kanagawa, also known as The Great Wave or simply The Wave, is a woodblock print. It is the first in a series of prints titled “Thirty-Six Views of Mount Fuji”, published between 1831 and 1833. 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. Figures and objects were depicted according to their importance, and not according to their actual size, proximity or distance. These series earned him fame in Japan and overseas.
More detail on Katsushika Hokusai Skateboard Triptych The Great Wave off Kanagawa (1829-1832):
- Musart on Decks, The Great Wave off Kanagawa (1829-1832), Triptych Limited edition of 100, Skateboard Deck Sets
- Material: 100% Canadian/American Maple wood.
- Measurements Mellow Concave Skateboard set of 3: (Angles) Approx. 19.25º nose and 18.5º tail with a medium center concave. (Dimensions) 32″H x 8″L x 0.5″W Inches (est.)
- Weight: 8.14 lbs (est)
- Additional Features: Includes Skateboard Deck Display wall mounts.
- Photo Credit: Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849). 36 Views of Mount Fuji, 1825. The great wave off the coast of Kanagawa. Color woodblock print. Photo Credit: Scala / Art Resource, NY
About Katsushika Hokusai
One of the best-known examples of the art form known as Ukiyo-e, Katsushika Hokusai has been a massive artistic influence inside Japan but also extending his reach to the countries beyond, creating an almost worldwide demand for his art in the late 19th, early 20th centuries. Hokusai ’s reach crossed temporal and physical space, and many notable artists collected his woodcuts. Because of his influences on Impressionism through his prints, as well as fostering an interest in reverence for Japanese art as a whole, Hokusai is a name that will stand the test of time. Katsushika Hokusai started his craft at the age of 6, learning most certainly from his father. At the age of 12, Hokusai was sent by his father to work in a bookshop/library which was a building of some note for the middle and upper classes of Japanese society at the time. There, he apprenticed as a woodcarver and remained in the apprenticeship until he was 18 years old, where he was eventually taken in by the artist Katsukawa Shunsho, head of the “Katsukawa school.” Shunsho, an Ukiyo-e artist taught Katsushika Hokusai everything he knew and would eventually publish a series of prints focusing on Kabuki actors in 1779. He continued to produce art and live at the studio for over a decade.