Katsushika Hokusai Canvas Wall Art

Katsushika Hokusai (often spelled as Katsukawa) was a Japanese artist and ukiyo-e designer of the Edo period. He was born in 1760 in Edo. Hokusai’s paintings and drawings are commonly seen, but he also did work with sculpting, architecture, and sculpture.

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The ink paintings of Hokusai are some of the most well known images in Japan. Along with Hokusai, there were other famous Japanese artists, such as Hiroshige and ukiyo-e printmaking. Ink painting was a popular form of art in Japan due to its availability and affordability. They could be made on paper or silk and because they didn’t require many tools to make them, it empowered people to paint since there was no need for apprenticeships. Along with their low price, their availability helped make them popular among common folk growing up with harder financial needs. Ukiyo-e became the dominant form of Japanese artwork from the 17th century until the early 20th century. The movement originated from change in Japan’s social climate that corresponded to significant developments in commerce, trade and urban life.