Hokusai : The Great Wave at Kanagawa

The Great Wave at Kanagawa is considered as one of the greatest masterpieces of Japanese prints. This printing opens the series Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji directed by the great Hokusai around 1830. The composition highlights vividly the contrast between the power of nature and the fragility of human life.

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The Great Wave at Kanagawa
Hokusai fixed here a fleeting moment, a very brief natural phenomenon. This representation of a snapshot is characteristic of ukiyo-e, "pictures of the floating world and ephemeral." This print even gives a literal view of the term and is a metaphor: Hokusai captures the moment when the gigantic wave, foaming, threatens to sweep over the boats and engulf vulnerable fishermen whose fugitive existence is subject to the whims of nature.

  • Nombre de pièces : 500
  • Taille : 34 X 48 cm.


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