Hokusai (1760 - 1849) Japanese Woodblock Reprint
Aoigaoka Waterfall in Edo
Series; A Tour of Japanese Waterfalls
Hokusai’s Waterfall Prints - Hokusai's waterfall series was a set of eight oban prints published by the same publisher of his "Thirty-six views of Fuji" series, Eijudo. The human figures are always dwarfed by the fantastic scale of the waterfalls. Hokusai expanded on one of his favorite themes with the waterfall series - a contrasting of the mass and majesty of nature with the small, fragile human form. This theme was often a theme for the "Thirty-six views of Fuji" series. However, in the waterfall series, as opposed to the still and immobile Fuji, the waterfalls crash and roar, crawling over rocks and falling through the air, Hokusai perfectly captures the experience of a large waterfall for the viewer. The designs for the waterfall series are, without question, Hokusai masterworks. Reprints of this incredible series are quite rare, so don't miss this opportunity to bid now!
Aoigaoka Waterfall in Edo - Hokusai turns his attention to a more urban place, in Edo, at the overflow of the pond located in Aoigaoka, which leads to the top of the hill and a beautiful overlook. In this print he contrasts the beauty and majesty of nature with the tranquil life in this small enclave in Edo. Various townspeople seen on the road and two men, who clean houses, in the foreground. A lovely design.
Artist - Hokusai (1760 - 1849)
Image Size - 14 7/8" x 10" + margins as shown
Condition - Excellent overall with no issues to report.