Sea paintings we love: Hokusai's 'Great Wave of Kanagawa'

"<a href="http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:De_grote_golf_bij_Kanagawa-Rijksmuseum_RP-P-1956-733.jpeg#mediaviewer/File:De_grote_golf_bij_Kanagawa-Rijksmuseum_RP-P-1956-733.jpeg">De grote golf bij Kanagawa-Rijksmuseum RP-P-1956-733</a>" by <span class="fn value">Katsushika HokusaiNishimura Yohachi</span> - <a rel="nofollow" class="external free" href="http://www.rijksmuseum.nl/collectie/RP-P-1956-733">http://www.rijksmuseum.nl/collectie/RP-P-1956-733</a> (<a rel="nofollow" class="external text" href="http://hdl.handle.net/10934/RM0001.COLLECT.45735">handle</a>). Licensed under Public domain via <a href="//commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/">Wikimedia Commons</a>.
The Great wave of Kanagawa by Hokusai (1831) woodcut.
From his series Thirty-six views of Mount Fuji.
Love the graphic simplicity of Hokusai and his unusual bird's eye view. It's always this balance in japanese art. Drama and serenity. And the peace lies behind the drama and it's always there. It's true.

Interesting discussion of the fractals in Hokusai's art.


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