Hokusai | Fine Wind, Clear Morning (Red Fuji)

Hokusai | Fine Wind, Clear Morning (Red Fuji)

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Artist:  Katsushika Hokusai | 葛飾 北斎 (1760 - 1849)
Date: 1830-31 (1963 Reprint)
Publisher: Nishimuraya Yohachi (Eijudô) (1830-31), Shūeisha (1963)
Title: Fine Wind, Clear Morning | 凱風快晴
Series: Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji | 富嶽三十六景 凱風快晴 | Fugaku sanjûrokkei
Medium: Offset lithograph printed on tradtional Japanese handmade washi paper
Size: 36cm x 24.5cm (Ōban)

Hokusai aratame Iitsu hitsu

"Fine Wind, Clear Morning" (Gaifû Kaisei) and Hokusai's other most recognizable masterpiece from his "Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji" series, "The Great Wave off Kanagawa", are perhaps the most widely recognized pieces of Japanese art in the world. Both are superb examples of "pictures of the floating world" were completed near the end of the ukiyo-e era as well as at the height of ukiyo-e production . Although ukiyo-e can depict anything from contemporary city life to classical literature, and Hokusai's notebooks show that his own interests spanned an equally wide range, it was landscapes like this that earned him his fame. The saturated colors and stylized forms in such prints helped inspire the Impressionist and Post-impressionist movements decades later.

The Shūeisha Masterpieces collection includes what many art historians consider the rarest and most representative works in the history of ukiyo-e. In order to make these rare works more accessible, Shūeisha commissioned a collection encompassing some of the greatest works of the most renowned masters in the history of the Japanese tradition.

These works were commissioned from original first impressions housed in collections all around the world, with the process overseen by a team of art historians. Each piece was reproduced on an authentic ukiyo-e washi broadsheet using a polychrome offset lithographic printing process, and comes mounted to an individual envelope noting the artist name, and series print number.

*Price is for Individual print and accompanying envelope. Full series are available for certain artists while supplies last. If you are interested in the complete set, the complete series (all 7 sets and/or addenda), or any of the accompanying documents and storage binders please contact: support@gallery1980.com

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