Ukiyo-e artist Katsushika Hokusai:biography, facts, and artworks

Katsushika Hokusai who created the famous great wave painting <figure> <img width=”317″ height=”599″ src=”” alt=”Katsushika Hokusai self-portrait” srcset=”;ssl=1 317w,;ssl=1 159w” sizes=”(max-width: 317px) 100vw, 317px” /> <figcaption>Katsushika Hokusai self-portrait</figcaption> </figure> Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849) must be the most famous Japanese woodblock printing (ukiyo-e) artist around the world. So, do you know how to pronounce “Katsushika Hokusai”?</p><p>His art works of images including <em><a title=”The Great Wave Off Kanagawa by Hokusai” href=””>The Great Off Kanagawa (The Great Wave)</a></em> and other prints of “<a title=”Fuji arts ukiyo-e by Hokusai” href=””>Thirty-Six Views of Mount. Fuji</a>” influenced Western artists Vincent van Gogh, Edgar Degas and Henri Rivière.</p> <figure> <a href=”” data-elementor-open-lightbox=”default”> <img width=”519″ height=”376″ src=”” alt=”” srcset=”;ssl=1 519w,;ssl=1 300w” Read more about Ukiyo-e artist Katsushika Hokusai:biography, facts, and artworks[…]

Tawaraya Sotatsu, Fujin and Raijin

Tawaraya Sotatsu, “The Folding Screen of Fujin and Raijin”

“The Folding Screen of Fujin and Raijin (God of Wind and Thunder)” <a href=”” data-elementor-open-lightbox=”default”> <img width=”640″ height=”284″ src=”×455.jpg” alt=”Tawaraya Sotatsu, Fujin and Raijin” srcset=”;ssl=1 1024w,;ssl=1 300w,;ssl=1 768w” sizes=”(max-width: 640px) 100vw, 640px” /> </a> <br /><!– Japacul Link Unit –><br /><ins style=”display: block;” data-ad-client=”ca-pub-2105416879233547″ data-ad-slot=”3145397812″ data-ad-format=”link” data-full-width-responsive=”true”></ins><br /> Tawaraya Sotatsu (?-?) was a painter in the early Edo period. He had a strong influence on Ogata Korin (1658-1716), who created the stream of Rimpa School. The Kano School, including Kano Eitoku(1543-1590), which had the strong relationship with those in power of the warrior class since the Muromachi Period. But he painted a picture for the court nobles and wealthy townspeople. This picture is one Read more about Tawaraya Sotatsu, “The Folding Screen of Fujin and Raijin”[…]

Ogata Korin’s Irises on Folding Screen

“Irises at Yatsuhashi” (Eight Bridges) by Ogata Kōrin Ogata Kōrin (1658–1716) turned to a painter at the age of 35. And he succeeded the art style of Tawaraya Sotatsu (?-?). Kōrin became an official painter of the court in 1701. This picture is just after the honor. It is a work in which the irises were drawn on a golden screen. This elegant flower painting is a design that had been from the Muromachi Period as a motif to recall a scene of Ise-Monogatari, and he also used it for the lacquer work and inkstone before the folding screen. The mineral pigments were used for coloring in blue(ultramarine) and green (verditer) which clearly Read more about Ogata Korin’s Irises on Folding Screen[…]

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