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    Over the course of Japanese history, arguably, no artist is more famous for their works than Katsushika Hokusai. During his 88 years of life, he produced over 30,000 pieces of artwork, and heavily influenced Western styles of art. His most famous piece was created around 1831, a Japanese styled piece titled, The Great Wave off Kanagawa. This piece has stood as a defining piece of artwork in the Japanese culture for over 180 years, analyzed by students and authors for the interpretations filling

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    well known pieces of Japanese Art. It was created by Katsushika Hokusai between 1830-1832 during the Edo period. The Great Wave is a polychrome woodblock print measuring 10 ⅛ x 14 15/16 inches. In this critique, we will analyze Hokusai’s processes and use of design for The Great Wave. It is estimated that Hokusai created 30,000 pieces of art during his lifetime. Many artists changed their names a few times during their career, but Hokusai had at least thirty names that he went by. These name changes

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    all the exaggeration with character proportions, overall the Japanese brought critical ideas and styles into games and they would not look as surreal as they are today. Works Cited Anonymous. (2008). Katsushika Hokusai and his masterpiece paintings. Retrieved from Katsushika Hokusai. Clements, J. (n.d.). The Medieval European Knight vs. Retrieved from The Association for renaissance martial arts.

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    The second composition that helps Mt. Fuji be able to reach the symbol of Japan is the cultural aspects of Mt. Fuji. Since Mt. Fuji with a symmetrical shape was formed by multiple eruptions of volcanoes, Mt. Fuji has been called a sacred mountain to Japanese people, especially to many religious believers. From ancient times, in Japan, Shintoism and Buddhism have been most prevalent religion. For Shintoist, Mt. Fuji was the holy place in which Goddess, Sengen-Sama and incarnation of nature’s spirit

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    Woodblock printers also had to create one block for each color that was utilized. Each of these additional blocks had to be exactly precise with the original outline and the other blocks. The Great Wave by Katsushika Hokusai would have utilized at least three different blocks in order to incorporate all of the colors. Blocks also would get worn out with heavy use and would have to be replaced, something which would not happen as often with the stones of lithography. Both

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    STRUCTRURAL FRAME: The Great Wave off Kanagawa was created by Katsushika Hokusai; it is a polychrome woodblock print using ink and colours on paper. It is part of a series titled ‘Thirty-six views of Mount Fuji’ which were made between 1829-1832. Hokusai was born in 1760 in Edo, Japan and died on the 10th May, 1849 in Edo, Japan. He lived during the ukiyo-e period. The Great Wave off Kanagawa is 25.4x35.5 centimetres (10x14 inches). Hokusai has exaggerated the size of the wave to make it look intimidating

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    Whitfield Whitfield 1 Amy Levine Art 111-71 25 October 2015 Great Wave off Kanagawa and the Inlet of Nobuto Katsushika Hokusai was a famous Japanese artist who produced many pieces of art. During his lifetime his fame was mostly in Japan because at that time Japan was fairly secluded from other areas of the world. He didn't gain the fame from the outside world until after

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    The time period around the American Revolution and after saw great changes happening in the world. On ones side of the Earth you have a group of colonies about to engage in a war in order to earn their freedom from Great Britain and create a new nation. A building block of frustration toward the war took place on the night of December 16, 1773, where a group of colonist decided they wanted to get back on Great Britain for the newly imposed tax on tea. Along with this later comes one of the most

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    Japanese influence on European artists in the 19th century is revealed in the accommodation of Japanese designs into household objects, decorative designs, the outline of sets, and the numerous influence of different ideas of Japanese origin. Japan began to look outwards after a period of isolation and protectionism, the nation began to trade with the West once more in 1853, with this, Japanese goods soon found their way into Europe. Japanese crafts were well accepted in European countries, particularly

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    1 is one of the series of The Thirty-six View of Mount Fuji by Hokusai Katsushika who is known for woodblock prints artist in Japan. Its size is such as a smaller poster which is convenient to carry with hand. While the number of travelers of ordinary people extremely increased since the country became peaceful and more

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    we use today. Woodblock printing was a very popular art form in Japan, however, was not held as high and prestigious as painting. One of the most recognizable pieces is from a set of 36 views of Mt. Fuji called: “The Great Wave off Kanagawa” by Hokusai. Some time between 1041 and 1048, Bi Sheng created the very first device capable of moving type in China. This movable type method used single letterforms to recreate a document in a less painstakingly manner. In 1450, a German printer, by the name

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    went to Paris to live with his brother Theo van Gogh, an art dealer, and became familiar with the new art movements developing at the time. Influenced by the work of the impressionists and by the work of such Japanese printmakers as Hiroshige and Hokusai, van Gogh began to experiment with current techniques. Subsequently, he adopted the brilliant hues found in the painting of the French artists Camille Pissarro and Georges Seurat (http://sunsite.auc.dk/cgfa/gogh/gogh_bio.htm). In Paris, Vincent

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    This book, Japanamerica focuses on how the Japanese popular culture influencing the American culture. The author, Roland Kelts take a neutral prospective in order to create this book, which is done by interviewing many significant individual who took part in establishing the popular culture in both Japan and America. Kelts investigates why the phenomenon of Japanophilia, or the “outsider’s infatuation with Japan’s cultural character” (pg.5), is occurring especially in the United States. Even though

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    Born in 1951 in Osaka, the third largest city in Japan, Yasumasa Morimura is a Japanese artist who has become well-known for his captivating and elaborate portraits which emulate iconic art historical images as well as aspects of mass media and popular Western culture. He is able to realistically slide into the roles of art historical icons such as the Mona Lisa as well as prominent actresses such as Marilyn Monroe through extensive preparation. A majority of his portraits deal with issues such as

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    Art book evaluation (Year 10) This year we have been studying natural forms, this has involved using many new and different materials and techniques. Firstly we started by looking at art by Georgia O’keefe who mainly painted abstract flowers this was a new style for me as I have never tried drawing in abstract style before, after this we did two paintings in acrylics one of shells and one piece of corn and around the edge of the paintings I then collaged in the background. This was a new way of

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    Vincent van Gogh was a Dutch post-impressionist painter, whose work represents the archetype of expressionism, the idea of emotional spontaneity in painting. Van Gogh was born March 30, 1853, in Groot-Zundert, son of a Dutch Protestant pastor. Van Gogh's birth came one year to the day after his mother gave birth to a first, stillborn child; also named Vincent. There has been much speculation about Vincent van Gogh suffering later psychological trauma as a result of being a "replacement child" and

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    Eugene Henri Paul Gauguin was a French post-impressionist who affected numerous popular specialists, for example, Pablo Picasso and Alexis Preller. He was broadly known for his lovely artworks with intense hues, misrepresented body extents, and sharp differentiation. His style of painting set him separated and made him moderately not quite the same as other craftsman. Notwithstanding, Gauguin was not all around refreshing until after his passing on May 8, 1903. One of his numerous celebrated show-stoppers

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    HISTORY Development of Ukiyo-e prints in Japan and its influence on European design . Ukiyo-e can be described as the print movement that took place in Edo, Tokyo and thusit has two periods(edo and meiji) the print term is translated as “the floating world” which describes the lifestyle of the classes in japan at that time.Before this period took place the initial origin of ukiyo_had connotations to a Buddhist term which signified “a world of sorrow and grief ”this sudden change of meaning had much

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