apr 10, 1830 - The Great Wave
"Under the Wave of Kanagawa"
from a series of 36 vies of Mt. Fuji
Polychrome woodblock print; ink and color on paper
Most iconic piece of Japanese art.
Prints were made quickly and sold cheaply.
Shows influence of Dutch art.
Inspired European artists
use of perspective
Ukiyo-e - woodblock printing. Known for emphasis of line and pure color.
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