Analysis Of Katsushika Hokusai's The Great Wave

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“The Great Wave,” Katsushika Hokusai’s woodblock print dates to the early 1830s. Hokusai was a 19th- century Japanese artist, print maker, and painter from the Edo period. This woodblock print may be known as the most famous artwork in Japanese history. When this print was issued Japan’s contact with the outside world was strictly regulated. Japan was following a policy of isolationism keeping their ports closed. The print depicts a wave towering over Mount Fuji. This woodblock print has been the most reproduced print in Japanese history.

The print has a great meaning, it represents the views of Mount Fuji, Japan’s sacred mountain. The process used to make the print was woodblock print. Woodblock printing is created when an image
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