Thursday, July 19, 2007

Great Wave - Hokusai


Probably the most well known Japanese woodblock print. The balanced asymmetry and simplicity of the composition was to have a profound effect on western art.

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Blogger Insolent Prick said...

I've got a few woodblock originals. My favourite is a Yoshitoshi Mori of a man and a woman embracing. You have to stare for quite a while to make out the content of it. It's brown and black.

As a young child I used to look at it and simply see the outline. Back then I called it "The Pooh."

7/19/2007 01:45:00 pm  

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