Hokusai's "Fine Wind, Clear Morning" & Gummies
For World Art Day (4/15), which also coincides with my Gummie Day (Wednesdays), I made a new piece by adding Gummies to Katsushika Hokusai's Fine Wind, Clear Morning. :) The Gummies match the colors of the painting!
The drawing was made with the gogobox app based on a public domain image I found on rawpixel.com
This painting looks pretty modern, but it is actually from 1830-1832 and part of Hokusai's "Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji series".
Below is some more information about Katsushika Hokusai. I think he is most well known for the painting, The Great Wave off of Kanagwa.
(1760 – May 10, 1849)
Katsushika Hokusai (葛飾北斎, Katsushika Hokusai? 1760–May 10, 1849) was a Japanese artist, ukiyo-e painter and printmaker of the Edo period. In his time he was Japan's leading expert on Chinese painting. Born in Edo (now Tokyo), Hokusai is best-known as author of the woodblock print series Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji (c. 1831) which includes the iconic and internationally recognized print, The Great Wave off Kanagawa, created during the 1820s. Hokusai created the "Thirty-Six Views" both as a response to a domestic travel boom and as part of a personal obsession with Mount Fuji. It was this series, specifically The Great Wave print and Fuji in Clear Weather, that secured Hokusai’s fame both within Japan and overseas. As historian Richard Lane concludes, “Indeed, if there is one work that made Hokusai's name, both in Japan and abroad, it must be this monumental print-series...” While Hokusai's work prior to this series is certainly important, it was not until this series that he gained broad recognition and left a lasting impact on the art world. It was The Great Wave print that initially received, and continues to receive, acclaim and popularity in the Western world.
It is fun making new pieces of art by putting things together. And I learn something too. :)
Give it a try! We are good at this!