Hokusai Essays

  • Ukiyo-E Art Analysis

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    Ukiyo-e paintings, also known as pictures of the floating world, were not merely decorative objects, but played a very important role in communicating fashions, customs, theatre and culture in general. They were served as a form of advertisement, like the illustrations on today’s magazines. Their creations was a fairly important and demanding affair, not merely an artist’s personal endeavor, but a complex undertaking involving many different people at different levels. In this paper I will argue

  • Tadanori Yokoo Essay

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    Beginning in the 1960’s, we see an influx of new graphic styles, art directed at integrating ‘pop’ culture or mass media. In the U.S. or Europe, it may be common for an artist to use this medium for their own expression, or perhaps if a graphic artist is hired to complete work for an advertisement, product, or an event; however, hardly do these two mentalities intertwine. Tadanori Yokoo has found that this is not the case for him. His vibrant expression of concepts, colors, and motifs have gathered

  • Katsushika Hokusai: Japanese Woodblock Artist

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    Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849) was one of the great masters of the Japanese woodblock prints. Before his time the woodblock prints were mostly depicting actors and beautiful women. Hokusai was born in Japan to an artisan family with the name Tokitarō. His father, Nakajima Ise, never accepted him as an heir which suggests that he may have been born to a concubine. Hokusai was interested in drawing at a young age but he was sent to work at a library from around age 12 to 14. When he was 15 he was apprenticed

  • Katsushilza Hokusai The Great Wave Analysis

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    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.

  • The Great Wave Off Kanagawa Analysis

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    Katsushika Hokusai was a Japanese artist specializing in ukiyo-e painting and printing. Ukiyo-e is a form of Japanese art which was popular in the 17th through 19th century. In English, ukiyo-e translates to “pictures of the floating world.” It is a wide range of paintings and woodblock prints such as faces, landscapes, flowers, and even erotica. Hokusai’s most famous painting is the Great Wave. The Great Wave off Kanagawa is part of a woodblock print series he did called the Thirty Six Views of

  • The Great Wave Analysis

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    1829-1832, the woodblock print was part of the Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji series which featured ravishing sceneries of Mount Fuji. Being the first print in the series, The Great Wave was a phenomenal success. Before the emergence of Katsushika Hokusai, woodblock printing technique has been around for centuries and used mainly for printing of texts. One of the printing styles, Ukiyo-e, was used by Japanese printmakers in the Edo period. The subjects revolved around popular culture such as Kabuki

  • The Slave Ship Landscape Analysis

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    Any work of art is viewed and created through a lens crafted by the viewer’s society. While this certainly applies to portraits, histories and other depictions of daily life, this still holds true for landscape. How the landscape is represented in a work of art is dependent on the cultural constructs of the artist, or the viewers, society. Different cultures view and create landscapes very differently. For example, European Romantic artwork is extremely different in its depictions of landscape from

  • The Importance Of Storytelling

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    Visual storytelling comes with many different media suchs as films, theatre and animation. All of them have one thing in common, which is telling a story through visuals, showing the audience what we want to tell. Even a photograph can tell a story. In visual storytelling there are many elements that brings it to life, for instance the characters. Great characters can carry the whole story as we are seeing it unfold through them. Other elements includes: sound, editing, cinematography, composition

  • Ukiyo In Japan

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    subjects as female beauties; scenes from history and folk tales; travel scenes and landscapes; flora and fauna; and erotica. Beginning in the 19th century, woodblock prints of famous sites in japan, such as Thirty-six views of Mount Fuji by Katsushika Hokusai (1760 - 1849), came into fashion. (p. 230) One of the paint, named “Near Umezawa in Sagami Province,” is one of his great artwork and a representative Ukiyo-e In late Edo period (1780 - 1867),

  • Post Impressionism In Art

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    clothing surrounded by fans. Whether this painting could be considered his celebration of Asian art or, on the contrary, a mocking image of Paris, obsession with Japanese art at that time, remains a question of debate. Monet was an avid admirer of Hokusai and had many of his prints in his possession. There is even a speculation that Hokusai’s focus on flowers may have inspired Monet to use water lilies as a model for

  • Van Gogh's Influence On Japanese Art

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    Introduction “Japonisme” describes all things Japanese that have influenced any type of art of artists in western countries especially Europe. Many artists were influenced by Japanese prints, and got inspired to incorporate ideas from the prints into their own painting and technique they used for their work. There are some similarities between the two different art, for example, the light and the sceneries of the outdoors are present, as well as the desire to reproduce the same scenery to capture

  • Essay On Visual Balance

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    7-1: How does balance impact visual weight? Balance refers to the even distribution of weight in a composition. In artwork that is a sculpture and architecture, the actual weight is material in pounds or kg. In visual weight, the apparent “heaviness” or “lightness” of the shapes and forms arranged in the composition. The visual balance in composition by three ways—symmetrical balance, asymmetrical balance or radial balance. The first type of balance is symmetry; there are several symmetrical balances

  • 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

  • Manga Research Paper

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    The Choju Jinbutsu Giga or otherwise known as “The Scrolls of Frolicking Animals and Humans” is a series of scrolls that were originally preserved in the Kozanji temple in Kyoto, Japan. These scrolls, or Emaki-mono (絵巻物), which are national treasures, are kept in the temple today, but what is kept in the temple is merely a reproduction of the original collection. The original scrolls are now preserved in the Tokyo National Museum and the Kyoto National Museum respectively. The first two scrolls are

  • Tokugawa Period Essay

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    Tokugawa Period The Tokugawa Period, also referred to as the Edo Period, took place from 1603 to 1868 in Japan. It was an era of artistic growth, intellectual development, strict foreign policies, and set social order. Under the shogunate leader, Tokugawa Ieyasu, Japan became isolated from all outside influence. The main religion was Confucianism, as Christianity/ Catholicism was banned. Tokugawa Ieyasu also shifted the capital to Edo, which is modern day Tokyo. Education became available to many

  • Edgar Degas: Japanese Art

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    Impressionist era that was fond of Japanese art was Edgar Degas. Degas was not one to hide his love for Japanese prints; as Ives stated “when his personal print collection was sold in 1918, it included over a hundred Japanese woodcuts and albums by Utamaro, Hokusai, Hiroshige, Kiyonaga, Toyokuni, and other Ukiyo-e masters,” (Ives 34). Despite Degas’s extensive collection, he was not prone to integrate Japanese objects into his work. However, Degas still managed to pay homage to Eastern art with his newfound

  • The Art Nouveau Movement

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    When and why the Art Nouveau movement was established: The origin of movement -The word "new Art" first appeared in 1884, a Belgian Art magazine "L 'Art Moderne", used to describe the Les Vingt work, this is a society made up of 20 progressive artists, including James Ensor (James Ensor). The artists responded to the main theories of French architect Eugene Emmanuel and British critic John Ruskin, who advocated the unity of all arts. In December 1895, german-born art dealer Siegfried Bing opened

  • Photographic Activity Of Postmodernism

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    “So long as photography was merely a vehicle by which art objects entered the imaginary museum, a certain coherence obtained. But once photography itself enters, an object among others, heterogeneity is reestablished at the heart of the museum; its pretensions of knowledge are doomed. Even photography cannot hypostatise style from a photograph.” (Crimp, 1993) In Douglas Crimp’s essay, “The Photographic Activity of Postmodernism” he argues that postmodernism is “the return of the repressed”. With

  • Anime Influence On Japanese Culture

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    This paper is going to discuss how the evolution of anime influenced generational cultural shifts. This means that it is going to go into the evolution of anime in depth, and how this evolution not only influenced the culture in Japan, but also the culture of people around the world. This paper is arguing that Japanese culture; in terms of the arts and the manifestations of human intellect as well as the ideas, customs and social behaviors of a particular people or group; was influenced and changed

  • American Gothic Art Analysis Essay

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    In this art called American Gothic done by Grant Wood, the viewer can see how the artist creates a dull, but impressive painting. At first look at this artwork, the the viewer’s attention is directed towards the man wearing the dark coat. The viewer also sees a women which could be seen as the man’s wife, daughter, or friend. As the viewer looks at the background of the painting they can see that these people are probably living on a farm. With this painting having many differents forms, the viewer