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The Great Wave Tissue Paper

The Great Wave Tissue Paper


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Product code: MGS696

Availability: In stock


Quick Overview:

The tissue features Hokusai Katsushika's beautiful 'Great Wave' design presented on white and blue tissue. Contains 4 sheets.

Dimensions : 50cm x 70 cm

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The tissue paper features artwork from renowned artist Hokusai Katsushika. The Japanese artist 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.

Additional Information

EAN-Barcode 5015278314273
For Anyone
Product Code MGS696
Brand The British Museum
Type Celebrations, Gift Accessories
Qty in pack 4

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