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  • Postmodern Art Analysis

    Michael and I are just slipping down to the pub for a minute” (1992) by mixing the aboriginal motifs with the French technique of cross hatching and the Japanese style of wood block printed wave. Onus’ work “ Michael and I are just slipping down to the pub for a minute” (1992) is a 50cm by 38cm gouache on illustration board. The use of appropriation and pastiche, mixing of artistic techniques, racial message and humour in the work are all elements making it typical of the post modern style. Onus has appropriated the work by changing the meaning of the work from a very serious message, to a humorous representation of racial tension in society. The meaning of the work has been changed through the addition of a dog riding a stingray on the Hokusai wave, which is a very unusual situation and adds a sense of humour to the…

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  • Summary Of Under The Wave Hokusai

    Poetry enables people to see from a different perspective, much like a painting, creating understanding for the alternate perspective. Through another’s perspective, new opinions and beliefs can be created unbiased to original perceptions. Hokusai’s painting, “Under the Wave,” shows just how much a change of perspective can change one’s comprehension. The first way Hokusai manipulates perspective is by utilizing area to impress importance to the audience. Although Mount Fuji carries a giant…

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  • Katsushika Hokusai: Japanese Artist

    Katsushika Hokusai was a Japanese painter who used the ukiyo-e style of painting. He was considered to be the expert on Chinese art in Japan. He was also a printmaker during the Edo period. He was born in what in now known as Tokyo in 1760. He was born to an artisan family, his father being believed to be Nakajima Ise, the mirror maker for the shogun. He may have learned some of his technique from his father, who had paintings and designs on the mirrors he made. It is believed that his mother…

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  • Maple Leaves On A River, By Katsushika Hokusai

    Medium- Medium refers to the material used to create a piece of artwork. Most artworks are created for different purposes and to tell distinctive stories and by using various mediums the artist can achieve this. Two examples of unlike mediums include paintings and hand-colored prints. An interesting example of an unconventional medium is an artwork called “Maple Leaves on a River” created by Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849). This artist took a sheet of paper he had painted blue and let a chicken…

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  • Art Analysis: The Great Wave Off Kanagawa

    Art speaks to us in ways that words alone cannot. Everyone conveys a different story from a single piece of artwork and its crazy how different people see things. Not only does art express many emotions that the artist is feeling, but it helps them connect with their viewers through the piece. All pieces of art, as soon as they are viewed, become part of an international conversation. Each artwork contributes something else to the explanation and observations of the world around us. A piece…

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  • Mount Fuji Seen

    Katsushika Hokusai was a Japanese artist during the 18th and 19th centuries who is known for woodblock printing, “Ukiyo-e” painting, and manga art. What is unique about him is his interest in the “relationship between light and natural phenomena” and how he captured “the moods of nature and the atmospheric conditions of the different seasons and weather” (Hane 39). His most well known piece is “Mount Fuji Seen Below a Wave at Kanagawa” which is part of his series of woodblock prints known as…

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  • The Great Wave At Kanagawa Analysis

    Katsushika Hokusai’s piece titled The Great Wave off Shore At Kanagawa is a Japanese woodblock print that was created around 1826-1833 in the Edo period. This piece is apart of Hokusai’s series Thirty-Six Views of Mount Fuji. Japan’s most famous mountain, Mount Fuji is in every piece in the series. This piece is relatively small at 10 1/8 inches x 14 15/16 inches. Yet, Hokusai did not make his magnificent pieces of art alone, he had skilled craftsman aid in the production of the each of his…

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  • Sudden Gust Of Wind

    The work of photographer Jeff Wall utilizes previous art in order to give his photographes meaning. One of Wall’s pieces of art is A Sudden Gust of Wind, and it takes inspiration from another famous piece of artwork by Hokusai named Ejiri in Suruga Province. The two pieces of art share a very obvious resemblance to each other being that Wall’s purpose was to recreate Hokusai’s previous work. Wall finds a very similar landscape to take his photo at, and he even finds a similar tree. The…

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  • Bridge Over A Pond Of Water Lilies Analysis

    In this essay, I am going to talk about the Impressionist painting Bridge Over a Pond of Water Lilies of Claude Monet and the ukiyo-e print Under Mannen Bridge at Fukagawa of Katsushika Hokusai. Through making comparison of these two artworks, I will mainly describe the stylistic difference and study some differences between Western and Eastern art and society. First of all, I am going to talk about the background information of Bridge Over a Pond of Water Lilies. This artwork represents the…

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  • Qin Huangdi Themes

    through its five towers that relate to Mt. Meru’s five peaks. It is not just the home of the gods but an axis-mundi, meaning it connects heaven and Earth. Theme 2. Cultural contact and convergence ID: Katsushika Hokusai, Under the Great Wave off Kanagawa, from the series Thirty-Six Views of Mount Fuji, 1830-1833. Polychrome woodblock print; ink and color on paper. This Japanese woodblock print comes from a series of works called Thirty-Six Views of Mount Fuji created by Katsushika Hokusai.…

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