Hokusai: A Book of Postcards

About the Artist

Born a commoner, Katsushika Hokusai passionately pursued art for most of his life and by the time of his death at age 89 was an artist of great renown. With each decade he believed his communion with nature grew and his art took on greater spirituality. This highly prolific artist mastered and pioneered artistic styles of late Edo-period Japan. Beginning with ukiyo-e, or “pictures of the floating world,” he created woodblock prints of figures under the direction of Katsukawa Shunshō. After his master’s death, he shifted his focus to nature, which he would continue for the rest of his life.

Hokusai: A Book of Postcards

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Thirty top-quality, color reproductions are bound in a handy postcard collection. Easy to remove and produced on heavy card stock, these stunning postcards are a delight to the sender and receiver. Hokusai’s depictions of nature are beloved for the fine skill they required in composition, color, and line, as well as their more intangible qualities: the distillation of nature in a precise moment. His mastery is found everywhere in his paintings and prints: in a trilling waterfall or cresting wave, the gathering mist or the slanting rain, the fluttering dragonfly or the diving cuckoo.

  • 30 oversize postcards
  • 6.5 x 4.75 inches

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