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Katsushika Hokusai

695 Discovered works of art  •  ID: #3265
Asian art   •   Katsushika Hokusai @ Wikipedia

Katsushika Hokusai was born in 1760 in Edo, today's Sumida district in Tokyo. He is considered the most famous artist of Japan. His best known work is the color woodcut "The Great Wave before Kanagawa" (1830) from the cycle "36 Views of Mount Fuji" (1829-1833). His works are assigned to the genre Ukiyo-e. It means "images of the flowing world", a soulful, interconnected world in its eternal cycle of becoming and passing away. Hokusai drew, painted and printed nature and landscape paintings, portraits, everyday scenes and erotic depictions. The term "manga" goes back to him. So he described his sketchbooks with the everyday scenes from the Edo period.

Katsushika Hokusai gave himself over 30 different stage names throughout his life. Between 1834 and 1849 he signed his works with "Gakyo-rojin", Japanese for "old man crazy after painting".

"At the age of 100 I will have achieved an excellent rank, and at 110 every point, every line will have a life of their own, I just hope some people get so old to recognize the truthfulness of my words."

Even though he was not granted the 110 years of his life, the prolific and grandiose artist left behind more than 30,000 works. The magic of his visually stunning and subtle works is still unbroken until today. © Meisterdrucke

A couple engaged in a sexual act...
1890 | coloured woodcut

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A couple engaged in a sexual act...
1890 | coloured woodcut

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Shunga masturbation
1824 | drawing

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Shunga masturbation
1824 | drawing

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Autumn leaves on the Tsutaya Riv...
0 | colour woodblock print

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Autumn leaves on the Tsutaya Riv...
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The Great Wave off Kanagawa from...
1831 | hand-coloured woodblock print

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The Great Wave off Kanagawa from...
1831 | hand-coloured woodblock print

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A couple engaged in sexual act, ...
1890 | coloured woodcut

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A couple engaged in sexual act, ...
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New Years Days of the Teahouse O...
1810 | woodblock prints

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New Years Days of the Teahouse O...
1810 | woodblock prints

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Japanese Grosbeak and Four-o'clo...
1833 | colour woodblock print

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Japanese Grosbeak and Four-o'clo...
1833 | colour woodblock print

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Lovers seated with a plant in th...
1821 | colour woodblock print

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Lovers seated with a plant in th...
1821 | colour woodblock print

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Cooling Off on a Summer Evening ...
0 | ink, colour and gold on silk

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Cooling Off on a Summer Evening ...
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1832 | colour woodblock print

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1832 | colour woodblock print

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Thunder God, Edo Period, 1847 in...
1847 | ink and colour on paper

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Thunder God, Edo Period, 1847 in...
1847 | ink and colour on paper

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The Great Wave of Kanagawa, from...
0 | woodblock print

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The Great Wave of Kanagawa, from...
0 | woodblock print

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Kajikazawa in Kai Province, from...
0 | colour woodblock print

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Kajikazawa in Kai Province, from...
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After 'Rainstorm Beneath the Sum...
0 | woodcut

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After 'Rainstorm Beneath the Sum...
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New Years Day at the Teahouse Og...
0 | colour woodblock print

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New Years Day at the Teahouse Og...
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Drawings (ink & wash on paper)
0 | ink and wash on paper

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Drawings (ink & wash on paper)
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1804 | colour woodblock print

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1804 | colour woodblock print

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1832 | colour woodblock print

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1832 | colour woodblock print

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Yoro Waterfall, Mino Province', ...
0 | colour woodblock print

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Yoro Waterfall, Mino Province', ...
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Thunder God, Edo Period, 1847 (i...
0 | ink and colour on paper

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Thunder God, Edo Period, 1847 (i...
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