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Mystical Bird (Karyobinga)

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Katsushika Hokusai

<p>Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849) was a Japanese ukiyo-e artist who operated during the Edo period. His iconic works are distinctive, instantly recognizable, and treasured worldwide. Katsushika Hokusai wall art is your chance to invite these extraordinary works into your home.<p> <p class="title-3">What are the characteristics of Katsushika Hokusai wall art?</p> <p>While Katsushika Hokusai was active more than 200 years ago, his work is as famous and vital as ever in the present day. He is primarily known for The Great Wave, but that iconic piece just scratches the surface of his oeuvre.<p> <p>Hokusai is a practitioner of Ukiyo-e, a Japanese art style that is printed on woodblock. It was the dominant form of artistic expression in Japan between the 17th and 19th centuries and celebrated the landscape and nature, along with history and culture.<p> <p>According to many art historians, Hokusai&#39;s best works came after he was 60 years of age. Many of these pieces feature Mount Fuji, with the summit featured in almost 50 of his prints.<p> <p>Hokusai was a dedicated and prolific artist known for his detailed waves, trees, flowers, and larger landscapes. His work spans a range of colors, with subdued tones in some pieces and bustling and vibrant hues in others.<p> <p class="title-3">How to choose Katsushika Hokusai art</p> <p>Katsushika Hokusai art is instantly recognizable. It can be found all across the globe, from student dorms to world-renowned museums. The universal appeal of these pieces is in large part due to his evocative representations of Japan, which provide a look into this exotic culture.<p> <p>While Hokusai is forever associated with the Ukiyo-e style, he also worked with painting and watercolors. Picking the right piece for your home depends on your existing design elements. Hokusai&#39;s prints have a minimalist feel and look stunning in more stripped-back places. However, considering their origin, they can also work in classical homes or spaces with Japanese-inspired decor.<p> <p>From powerful and detailed depictions of waves to mountain scenes, cherry blossoms, and picture postcard visions of Japanese life, Hokusai offers a wide range of themes and tones. Color matching within your existing vibe works, with many of his best pieces using neutral color tones with the occasional splash of vibrancy.<p> <p>Explore our timeless collection of Katsushika Hokusai wall art to find the prints that resonate with you. From powerful scenes of natural elements to everyday depictions of 19th-century Japanese life, there is something for everyone to love.<p>

<p>This surimono New Year's card depicts a mystical Buddhist bird (karyobinga in Japanese; kalavinca in Sanskrit) characterized by a bird's body and a human head. It is said that one can never tire of listening to the creature's heavenly music. The New Year's poems were inscribed by Nikyo and Kokusui. Hokusai's signature reads Hokusai aratame Iitsu (Hokusai changed to Iitsu). The work is from the artist's very productive Iitsu period (ca. 1820-33).</p>

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