A Dancing Woman / Hokusai Katsushika - Teodori-zu

Product ID
0176
Name
Hokusai Katsushika
Profile

1760-1849
Ukiyo-e artist

Size
423mm x 870mm
Roller End Material
Red sandalwood
Material of the Work
Chemical fiber
Stock Condition
In Stock
Description

Hokusai Katsushika was an Ukiyo-e artist in the latter part of Edo period. His major works were “Fugaku sanjuu rokkei” (Thirty-six views of Mount Fuji) and “Hokusai Manga” (Hokusai’s sketches), and he was a famous painter throughout the world.
He drew shinrabanshou (all things in nature, the whole of creation) and many other things, and published more than 30,000 works in his life. He was outstanding not only in terms of his woodcuts but also in his original drawings. His status as a painter was solidified through Fugaku sanjuu rokkei (Thirty-six views of Mount Fuji), his masterpiece. It’s not going too far to say that he invented a new kind of landscape paintings.
Hokusai’s achievements in the Ukiyo-e world are like massive mountains, and we can see his great illustrative powers and quick sketches through Hokusai Manga. Additionally, he made a great contribution to the spread of painting techniques and education for common people by producing innovations in yomihon (books for reading) and sashie (illustration), publishing many picture books such as Hokusai Manga and demonstrating his ability to depict forms with hair brushes. He founded the Katsushika school and later had an influence not only on Western impressionist artists such as Vincent Van Gogh, but also on craftsmen and musicians. His great achievement is highly regarded, especially abroad, and he was the only Japanese who was ranked among ‘the top 100 people with the most important achievements in this millennium’ in “Life,” a U.S. magazine, in 1999.
Hokusai continued to study painting techniques even in the latter part of his lifetime. He considered knowledge about the skeletal structure of a body as necessary to depiction of human figures. He became a pupil of Yajibee Nagura, a bonesetter.
After that, Hokusai Katsushika said that it was not until he thoroughly studied bonesetting and anatomy that he understood how to depict real human figures.
This work is A dancing Woman by Hokusai Katsushika.He depicted the moment when a woman was dancing. We can get a sense of her lively movement through the work thanks to Hokusai’s studies on the human body. There were no other Japanese-style paintings that were depicted as realistic as Hokusai’s works were at that time, so we can see how outstanding Hokusai’s painting talent was.

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 The Japanese people have long set a high value on aesthetic senses since ancient times. As a result, the
peculiar culture which is not seen in other countries blossomed and many aspects of the modern Japanese
culture come from it. Parts of Japanese culture has been introduced to people in other countries recently,
so the number of people from other countries who are interested in Japanese culture has been increasing.
However, the Japanese aesthetic senses, which are the bases of Japanese culture, have been nurtured
through a long history, intertwining various elements intricately, such as climate, geographical features,
religion, customs and so on. Therefore, they are very difficult to understand not only for people from other
countries, but even for the Japanese people. I think the best tool which conveys these difficult senses
understandably is a “kakejiku.”
 The kakejiku (a hanging scroll; a work of calligraphy or a painting which is mounted and hung in an
alcove or on a wall) is a traditional Japanese art. It's no exaggeration to say that paintings are what
express aesthetic senses at all times and places. The kakejiku is an art which expresses the Japanese
aesthetic senses. The kakejiku has long been used in traditional Japanese events, daily life and so on since
ancient times. As a result, there are various customs of kakejiku in Japan; kakejiku and the life of the
Japanese are closely related. We can see Japanese values through kakejiku.
 The kakejiku is a cultural tradition which the Japanese people should be proud of. However, many people
in other countries don't know much about it because it hasn't been showcased as much. This is why I
decided to try to introduce it. The kakejiku world is very interesting and beautiful. We want not only the
Japanese, but also many people from other countries to know and enjoy it. I hope that many people will
love kakejiku someday.

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