Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849 Japan)
More cultural and artistic informations about the painter
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Main works : Thirty six views of the Mount Fuji.
Artistic movements : Artist of the ukiyo-e (narrative painting of the Edo period).
Inspiration, influence : Katsukawa Shunsho, his teacher, but also the western art (brought in Nagasaki by the Dutch people) and particularly the contribution of the perspective.
His contemporaries : His influence on the European artists is immense : Gauguin, Monet, Sisley. The compositions of the "The Old Man Mad About Drawing" (nickname of Hokusai) profoundly marked their visual universes.
To keep in mind : One of the greatest illustrators. The simplicity of his work, his formal beauty, make him an iconic figure of the painting.
To go further : In 2015, a manga, "Miss Hokusai", tells the collaboration of Hokusaï and one of his daughters, O-Ei, who helped him in his work.