Hokusai

Author: C.J. Holmes

Publisher: Parkstone International

ISBN: 1783104961

Category: Art

Page: 352

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Without a doubt, Katsushika Hokusai is the most famous Japanese artist since the middle of the nineteenth century whose art is known to the Western world. Reflecting the artistic expression of an isolated civilisation, the works of Hokusai - one of the first Japanese artists to emerge in Europe - greatly influenced the Impressionist and Post-Impressionist painters, such as Vincent van Gogh. Considered during his life as a living Ukiyo-e master, Hokusai fascinates us with the variety and the significance of his work, which spanned almost ninety years and is presented here in all its breadth and diversity.
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Hokusai

Author: Edmond de Goncourt

Publisher: Parkstone International

ISBN: 1783107715

Category: Art

Page: 322

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Without a doubt, Katsushika Hokusai is the most famous Japanese artist since the middle of the nineteenth century whose art is known to the Western world. Reflecting the artistic expression of an isolated civilisation, the works of Hokusai - one of the first Japanese artists to emerge in Europe - greatly influenced the Impressionist and Post-Impressionist painters, such as Vincent van Gogh. Considered during his life as a living Ukiyo-e master, Hokusai fascinates us with the variety and the significance of his work, which spanned almost ninety years and is presented here in all its breadth and diversity.
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Art of Hokusai

Explore His Life and Legacy and Learn to Paint in His Unique Style

Author: Heather Rodino

Publisher: Wellfleet

ISBN: 1577151208

Category: Art

Page: 64

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Beautifully illustrated throughout, Art of Hokusai takes you through his life, his work, his inspirations, and his legacy. Katsushika Hokusai (1760-May 10, 1849) was a Japanese artist, ukiyo-e painter and printmaker of the Edo period. In his time he was Japan's leading expert on Chinese painting. Then, create your own masterpieces using Hokusai's basic painting techniques as well as his unique color theory. Use helpful templates on perforated pages to transfer your favorite Hokusai paintings onto separate canvas or paper that are large enough to mount and frame. Learn to paint classic, traditional Asian art in the style of the master, Hokusai. This book is a lovely addition to any artist's library.
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Hokusai: 97 Drawings

Author: Sonya Lonergan

Publisher: Osmora Incorporated

ISBN: 2765904812

Category: Art

Page: 95

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Hokusai began drawing at the age of six, and by 18 he had been accepted into the Katsukawa Shunsho School. He had a long career, but he produced most of his important work after age 60. The largest of Hokusai's works is the 15-volume collection Hokusai Manga, a book crammed with nearly 4,000 sketches. The aged artist lost everything in a fire at his lodgings in 1839 and devoted the last ten years of his life to painting increasingly transcendent subjects, such as tigers and mythic creatures. It is said that once he exclaimed: “From the age of 6 I had a mania for drawing the shapes of things. When I was 50 I had published a universe of designs. But all I have done before the age of 70 is not worth bothering with. At 75 I'll have learned something of the pattern of nature, of animals, of plants, of trees, birds, fish and insects. When I am 80 you will see real progress. At 90 I shall have cut my way deeply into the mystery of life itself. At 100, I shall be a marvelous artist. At 110, everything I create; a dot, a line, will jump to life as never before. To all of you who are going to live as long as I do, I promise to keep my word. I am writing this in my old age. I used to call myself Hokusai, but today I sign my self 'The Old Man Mad about Drawing.”
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Delphi Collected Works of Katsushika Hokusai (Illustrated)

Author: Katsushika Hokusai,Peter Russell

Publisher: Delphi Classics

ISBN: 1788779878

Category: Art

Page: 1415

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Hokusai, the Japanese master artist and printmaker of the ukiyo-e school, produced a vast array of artworks, including single-sheet prints of landscapes and actors, hand paintings, individual surimonos, erotic books and many more. His famous print series “Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji” marks the summit in the history of the Japanese landscape print, as epitomised by his world famous design ‘The Great Wave off Kanagawa’. Hokusai’s determined industry, spanning over seventy years of continuous creation, serves as the prototype of the single-minded artist, striving to complete his given task in the endless pursuit of perfection. Delphi’s Masters of Art Series presents the world’s first digital e-Art books, allowing readers to explore the works of great artists in comprehensive detail. This volume presents Hokusai’s collected works in beautiful detail, with concise introductions, hundreds of high quality images and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1) * The collected works of Katsushika Hokusai – over 800 prints, fully indexed and arranged in chronological and alphabetical order * Includes reproductions of rare works * Features a special ‘Highlights’ section, with concise introductions to the masterpieces, giving valuable contextual information * Enlarged ‘Detail’ images, allowing you to explore Hokusai’s celebrated works in detail, as featured in traditional art books * Hundreds of images in colour – highly recommended for viewing on tablets and smart phones or as a valuable reference tool on more conventional eReaders * Special alphabetical contents table for the prints * Easily locate the prints you wish to view * Features a bonus biography by C. J. Holmes – discover Hokusai's artistic and personal life Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting e-Art books CONTENTS: The Highlights Segawa Kikunojo III as Oren Ichikawa Ebizo as Sanzoku Descending Geese for Bunshichi One Hundred Ghost Stories in a Haunted House The Toilet Sudden Rain at the New Yanagi Bridge, the Rainbow at Otakegura Sonobe Saemon Yoritane Hokusai Manga Dream of the Fisherman’s Wife A Fisherman’s Family Thirty-Six Views of Mount Fuji The Great Wave off Kanagawa Fine Wind, Clear Morning Clear Autumn Weather at Choko The Amida Falls in the Far Reaches of the Kisokaido Whaling off the Goto Islands The Suspension Bridge on the Border of Hida and Etchu Provinces The Ghost of Kohada Koheiji Fuji over the Sea Li Bai Admiring a Waterfall The Prints Hokusai’s Prints Alphabetical List of Prints The Biography Hokusai by C. J. Holmes Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles or to buy the whole Art series as a Super Set
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Hokusai: 140 Prints

Author: Sonya Lonergan

Publisher: Osmora Incorporated

ISBN: 2765904685

Category: Art

Page: 125

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Katsushika Hokusai was a brilliant print maker, best known for his wood block print series Thirty-Six Views of Mount Fuji, which contain the prints The Great Wave and Fuji in Clear Weather. These prints are famous both in Japan and overseas, and have left a lasting image in the worldwide art world. Hokusai’s artistic influence has stretched to have affected the Art Nouveau style in Europe, including Claude Monet, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, and Hermann Obrist, all of whom have themes similar to Hokusai’s. He had a long career, but he produced most of his important work after age 60. The largest of Hokusai's works is the 15-volume collection Hokusai Manga, The final three volumes were published posthumously; two of them assembled by their publisher from previously unpublished material. At the age of 88, on his deathbed, it is said that he exclaimed that he needed only five more years of life, in order to become a real painter.
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Katsushika Hokusai

87 Drawings

Author: Narim Bender

Publisher: BookRix

ISBN: 3730967339

Category: Art

Page: 13

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Katsushika Hokusai was a brilliant artist, ukiyo-e painter and print maker, best known for his wood block print series Thirty-Six Views of Mount Fuji. These prints are famous both in Japan and overseas, and have left a lasting image in the worldwide art world. Hokusai's artistic influence has stretched to have affected the Art Nouveau style in Europe, including Claude Monet, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, and Hermann Obrist, all of whom have themes similar to Hokusai's. Hokusai lived a reclusive life with his daughters, including Oi, a fine painter in her own right. In 1811 Hokusai met Maki Bokusen in Nagoya, who arranged for publication the first ten volumes of the Hokusai Manga ('Hokusai Sketches') between 1812 and 1819. Hokusai had a long career, but he produced most of his important work after age 60. The largest of Hokusai's works is the 15-volume collection Hokusai Manga, a book crammed with nearly 4,000 sketches. These sketches are often incorrectly considered the precedent to modern manga, as Hokusai's Manga is a collection of sketches (of animals, people, objects, etc.), different from the story-based comic-book style of modern manga.
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Hokusai

Genius of the Japanese Ukiyo-e

Author: Seiji Nagata,John Bester

Publisher: Kodansha International

ISBN: 9784770024794

Category: Art

Page: 95

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An introduction to the life and art of Japan's famous artist export, Hokusai, written by the curator of the Ota Memorial Museum in Tokyo. The book contains a commentary on the artist's life and work, and details outlining composition and technique. Hokusai is perhaps the Asian artist best known in the West. His influence has extended from the Impressionists to later modern art and even to commercial design. A few of his works are so frequently reproduced that they are almost as familiar as the face of the Mona Lisa. Yet the 'Great Wave' and the 'Red Fuji' from the
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