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Japanese Woodblock Prints 2021 Calendar

Japanese Woodblock Prints 2021 Calendar


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Product code: MGS726

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Japanese Woodblock Prints 2021 is inspired by the Artwork of Hokusai Katsushika taken from the extensive collection at the British Museum. This calendar measures 300 x 300mm when closed and 600 mm x 300 mm when Open.

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Japanese artist, Hokusai Katsushika, was born in Edo as Tamekazu Nakajima. Adopted by the mirror maker Ise Nakajima, Hokusai was raised as an artisan, learning to engrave at an early age. By age 14, he served as an apprentice to a woodcarver, by age 18 he began studying ukiyo-e printmaking with Shunsho. Hokusai achieved great fame through his meisho-e (famous place pictures), such as the acclaimed series Thirty-Six Views of Mount Fuji (1826-1833), which includes the iconic Great Wave Off Kanagawa. Hokusai’s woodblock prints incorporated Western perspective and daring composition into his landscapes. Hokusai revolutionized the Japanese landscape, capturing familiar locations with innovative techniques. In the 1820s, Prussian blue entered Japan through Dutch traders at Nagasaki. Hokusai was quick to explore this new pigment. This rich, opaque shade can be seen in Hokusai’s later woodblock prints, lending them a greater sense of depth than traditional colorants.

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EAN-Barcode 5015278327815
For Anyone
Product Code MGS726
Brand The British Museum
Type Calendars
Qty in pack 1

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