Classic puzzle of 1000 pieces.
Dimensions : 46 x 65 cm.
Format : Landscape
The most famous Japanese artist of the ukiyo-e print during the Edo period (1603-1868), Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849) is the author of a world-famous work: The Great Wave of Kanagawa (1831), which is part of the equally famous "Thirty-six views of Mount Fuji". The man who called himself "the drawing madman" also became famous for his popular erotic and fantasy prints, as well as for his important collection of various motifs and sketches: the Hokusai manga. This very prolific artist embodies through his work Japanese spirituality and the celebration of an animistic nature. The discovery of his prints was a major aesthetic shock for European artists of the late nineteenth century.
It is the most famous Japanese print in the world! Hokusai made it at the age of 70. This image, often renamed The Wave, is from the series of "Thirty-six views of Mount Fuji", a mountain considered sacred by the Japanese. This spectacular and particularly aggressive wave seems to close in on a prey (the three fishermen's boats at the bottom of the image!). The Prussian blue used by the artist is characteristic of Hokusai's taste. In the early twentieth century, Claude Debussy chose this work to illustrate the cover of his score La Mer. A quote that will be followed by a multitude of others until today.
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