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Fine Wind, Clear Morning is a part of the famous Ukiyo-e painting series “Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji” by the famous Japanese woodblock painter Katsushika Hokusai. It is the same series which is comprises another known Ukiyo-e painting called “The Great Wave of Kanagawa.” The above painting with high-contrast colors stands out the most in the painting series. The red Mount Fuji, which gained this color due to the rising sun, stands tall in the background of the blue, white-clouded sky. The foothill is filled with the jungle, which is black as sunshine has yet to reach the bottom part. The painting displays the nature’s beauty with extravagant colors. Artist has used artificial colors to remind us about the natural beauty. Enjoy the other paintings by the […]

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The beautiful, eye candy and fictional looking scene is actually a real place in Wales with a much history hidden under its high hills and deep waters. It is, as the title says itself, the Cadair Idris – the chair of Idris. In Welsh mythology, Idris was a giant who used the hill as a chair to gaze upon the stars. Derived from the mythology, the place became known as Cadair Idris. English painter might have been attracted to the place for its mythological importance as well as the astonishing beauty. We see a certain completeness in the scene as nothing else seems to be left out. Painting contains an artistic play of colors in which the artist has used the most darker colors at […]

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