Thursday, 19 July 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.

1 comment:

  1. 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."

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