Thirty Six Views of Mount Fuji Series Archive

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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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This Ukiyo-e piece is the most famous Japanese painting in its type. It represents a monstrous wave ascending over the two Japanese Boats. In the background is visible the infamous Mount Fuji (known for being active volcano mountain) covered with ice. The Great Wave of Kanagawa Analysis Ukiyo-e paintings are always very minimalistic, few colored, flat and yet impressive with its distinctive style. All of those characteristics are available in this picture. Due to the cumbersome process of making a Ukiyo-e, artists try to make a simple and with low colored painting. Contrary to that notion, Great Wave is comparatively rich with details and colors. The two boats with full of fishermen are called Oshiokuri-Bune. They are the fast boats which transports the live fishes […]

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