My Irritations, Aggravations and Inspirations

January 3, 2011 “Art”


I’m in love with this painting…The Great Wave off Kanagawa,Β  by Japanese artist Hokusai (1760-1849)

You can see Mt. Fugi in the background. This piece is just one of a larger work called Thirty-six Views of Mt. Fugi.

I think a framed print is in my future.



5 responses

  1. It’s a fantastic painting.
    Am i correct that the original is on a wood block.

    January 4, 2011 at 1:18 am

    • Thanks for the visit, my friend πŸ™‚
      The original artwork was painted by the artist on silk or paper, and then transferred by an engraver to wood panels (one panel for each color) then the panels were essentially used like dies to print the piece, again, on silk or paper…I think πŸ™‚

      January 4, 2011 at 1:59 am

  2. Lovely color and composition in that painting. And i think some Mt. Fugi-inspired writing is in our future… πŸ˜‰

    January 4, 2011 at 7:25 am

  3. signed .............bkm

    Tracey this print was on Nova recently – they were taling about the use of fractals in this artists work….very nice..make sure to post it framed….so happy all the holidays are over and make my way around to visit…bkm

    January 4, 2011 at 3:36 pm

    • Thank you, B πŸ™‚ I’m going to look that episode up online, because since you mentioned the fractals I can begin to see what you mean…I wonder if the artist was aware of it?

      January 9, 2011 at 12:29 am

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