Katsushilza Hokusai The Great Wave Analysis

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The Great Wave Poetry is “the art of rhythmical composition, written or spoken, for exciting pleasure by beautiful, imaginative, or elevated thoughts” (Dictionary.com). Painting is “the works of art painted in a particular manner, place, or period” (Dictionary.com). Even though poetry and painting are two different forms of art, when viewed together they can help the viewer visualize much more in their mind. The painting and the poetry interpretation of the painting titled “The Great wave”, when analyzed separately and then together, help the viewer to visualize the turmoil and strife that the painter is going through in his life. “The Great Wave” by Katsushilza Hokusai is an extremely famous painting that has been around since the 1800’s.…show more content…
I assume that the author wants the reader to see and focus on the wave itself because the wave is in the forefront and has the most detail. The layout and focus of the painting makes the mood of the painting stormy and restless. Being stormy and restless is only a part of the bigger picture of the author’s life. He is using this painting to tell how he feels at this point in his life. Because of the clouds in the background, I believe that this is only the beginning of a long story that is full of hardships and struggles “The Great Wave: Hokusai” by Donald Finkel is a poem based off of the painting “the Great Wave”. It starts off by describing what Finkel sees in the painting such as the see and the sky. He goes on to talk about how the painter states that the fishermen are safe in the sea but how the painter is feeling out of control in real life. The Author of the poem states that the painter is not safe, even from the painter, himself. The poem came to the same conclusion as I did when it came to what the painting is trying to say. The only difference between his opinion and mine is that he went way deeper into the painting than I would ever dare to. The author of the poem states
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