Katsushika Hokusai (aka Shunro)
Japanese (1760 - 1849) Primary
Fine Wind, Clear Weather (Gaifû kaisei), also known as Red Fuji, from the series Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji (Fugaku sanjûrokkei)Reproduction, after original of 1830-1831
9.688 x 14.438 in. (24.606 x 36.671 cm)
Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: X.1030
Geography: Asia, Japan
Classification: Fine and Visual Arts; Prints; Woodcuts
Description: Hokusai's Red Fuji is one of the most famous images of Japan's highest, most sacred mountain. The image is part of the series, Thirty-Six Views of Mount Fuji, and depicts the tones of the rising sun and morning sky through simple lines and colors. The artist's works departed from the traditional themes of the ukiyo-e genre, such as scenes of entertainment and everyday life, and helped to create a resurgence of interest in travel and landscape. Hokusai's ability to distill and represent the essence of a landscape gained him the admiration of many Western impressionist and post-impressionist painters.
Keywords Click a term to view the records with the same keywordThis object has the following keywords:
- Asian - Refers to the cultures of the continent of Asia, which is in the eastern hemisphere, and is bounded by the Pacific Ocean, the Indian Ocean, the Arctic Ocean, and is generally considered to be delimited on the west by the Ural Mountains. It also refers to the numerous islands off the coast of Asia.
- color - Refers to pigment in a medium, such as ink, water, or oil. A common example is in referring to the media of Asian art (e.g., "ink and color on paper").
- color woodcuts - Woodcuts that incorporate color, usually through combining a series of blocks in precise registration that have been inked with individual hues and pressed onto one support.
- Japanese - Nationality, periods, cultures, and styles found in Japan, either in historical times or in the present.
- meisho-e - Refers to Japanese prints or other works depicting famous places.
- mountains - Prominent landforms rising considerably above the surrounding area, typically having steep slopes, a sharp summit area, and large mass. Mountains rarely occur individually, and in most cases, are found in ranges, chains, or systems.
- Ukiyo-e - Distinctive genre in painting and other media, but most prominently in woodblock printing. It arose in the Edo period (1600-1868) and built up a broad popular market among the middle classes. Subject matter typically focused on brothel districts and kabuki theatres, with formats ranging from single sheet prints to book illustrations. Generally, the style is characterized by a mixture of the realistic narrative of the Kamakura period and the mature decorative style of the Momoyama and Edo periods. Distinctive styles and specialties in subject matter were developed by different schools throughout the period.
- woodcuts - Prints made using the process of woodcut, which is a relief process in which the design is cut into and printed from the plank side of a wood block; distinct from "wood engraving (process)," which is a relief process using the grain end of a wood block.
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Exhibition ListThis object was included in the following exhibitions:
- Disasters and Rebuilding in Japan: Perspectives and Testimonies from the Tri-Co Collection Bryn Mawr, Haverford and Swarthmore Colleges , Dec 5, 2013 – Jun 1, 2014
- Worlds to Discover: 125 Years of Collections at Bryn Mawr College Bryn Mawr College , Sep 24, 2010 – May 28, 2011
- Image Dimensions: 9.688 x 14.438 in. (24.606 x 36.671 cm)
Bibliography ListThe following Bibliography exist for this object:
and Emily Croll.
Worlds to Discover.
Bryn Mawr College.
Bryn Mawr, PA, 2010
Page Number: 28
- Alicia Bessette, "Bryn Mawr College Alumnae Bulletin," (November 2010): 18.
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