Essays Tagged: "Ukiyo-e"

Describing the life and times of Katshushika Hokusai. Includes work analysis and a history of the period.

n Japan (Samurai, then peasants, artisans and merchants); Hokusai was destined to become an artist. Ukiyo-e was at the time the most popular form of art in Japan. It involves woodblock printing in a v ... lock printing in a very simple way; excluding such western principles such as perspective. The word Ukiyo-e is a pun on the Buddhist word for 'suffering world' which is also pronounced ukiyo. Literall ...

(10 pages) 83 0 4.4 Jun/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Artists