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Subjects : Landscape, Seascape
Keywords : Japan, Libra, Virgo, boat, foam, japanese print, landscape, sea, sign of the zodiac, storm, water, wave
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The Great Wave of Kanagawa

The Great Wave of Kanagawa (??????, Kanagawa-oki nami-ura?, literally Under the Wave off Kanagawa), better known as The Wave, is a famous Japanese print by the Japanese ukiyo-e painter Hokusai, published in 1830 or 1831[Note 1] during the Edo period. This print is Hokusai's best-known work and the first in his series Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji, in which the use of Prussian blue renewed the language of Japanese printmaking. The composition of The Wave, a synthesis of traditional Japanese printmaking and Western "perspective", brought him immediate success in Japan and then in Europe, where it was one of the sources of inspiration for the Impressionists. A number of museums, including the Musée Guimet, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the British Museum and the Bibliothèque nationale de France, have preserved copies of these prints, which generally come from the large private collections of Japanese prints built up in the 19th century. Prints first appeared in Japan on religious subjects in the thirteenth century, then on secular subjects from the mid-seventeenth century onwards. The number of reproductions made possible by this woodcut technique meant that works could be distributed much more widely than with paintings, of which there was necessarily only one original copy. The development of these secular prints (known as ukiyo-e) from the 17th century onwards accompanied the birth of a new social class, the wealthy urban merchant bourgeoisie [Note 3], which appeared and [...]


This artwork is a poster from the classical period. It belongs to the japanese print style.


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