See how Hokusai combines the visual and the creative – 9/22/2022 – Illustrated

For Hokusai, nothing was unknown in painting, even with his brush, the Japanese artist said he tried everything. He who distinguished himself in engraving and drawing, is now represented in the 20th volume of the Folha Grandes Pintores Collection through a work on styles and themes. all

“Manga”, which took the form of an encyclopedia of Japanese art, culture and thought, and is considered its heyday, is also the greatest expression of its eclecticism. .

In the books published between 1814 and 1820, with 4,000 pictures, the artist focuses on observation and reflection on the landscape, the real world and the phantasmagoical. Therefore, plants, animals and people coexist with legendary heroes, monsters and spirits.

Not for nothing, the French writer Edmond de Goncourt, the artist’s biographer, said that “he welcomed his work to all the people of his country”. In addition to his 30,000 paintings, Hokusai also published several novels, collections of poems and excelled at creating beautiful prints.

Part of a movement born in Japan in the early 1830s, based on the painting of flowers and birds, the artist impressed Van Gogh with his “Big Flowers” series. In the canvas “Lírios”, from 1830, he changed the style by giving an unseen image of flowers in a close-up, treated like a picture.

Published in the same year, when Hokusai was more than 70 years old, the series “Thirty-Six Views of Mount Fuji” changed the style of ukiyo-e, an art form to express measures the nature of pleasure and enjoyment.

Unlike culture, which prefers fantasy, the Japanese artist went to a real landscape, Mount Fuji, which can be seen from different places and angles. With these pictures, which became the focus of the artist, and resulted in three photo books called “One Hundred Views of Mount Fuji”, he achieved success among Asian artists. and Europe. He started the trend of Japaneseism, which spread to plastic and decorative objects in the second half of the 19th century.

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