The Great Wave off Kanagawa " Kanagawa-oki nami ura " "Under a wave off Kanagawa") reproduced as a Fine Art Paper on Museum Quality Paper 220gm using Japanese Archival Inks.
Also known as The Great Wave or simply The Wave, is a woodblock print by the Japanese ukiyo-e artist Hokusai. It was published sometime between 1829 and 1833 in the late Edo period as the first print in Hokusai's series Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji. It is Hokusai's most famous work, and one of the most recognizable works of Japanese art in the world.
The reproduction includes the original age toning which gives it a great color and antique / vintage look!
In Japanese woodblock printing the artist's final preparatory sketch (shita-e) is taken to a horishi, or block carver, who glues the thin washi paper to a block of wood, usually cherry, and then carefully carves it away to form a relief of the lines of the image.In the process, the drawing is lost. Finally, with all the necessary blocks (usually one for each color), a surishi, or printer, who places the printing paper on each block consecutively and rubs the back with a hand-tool known as a baren. There could be a great number of impressions produced, sometimes thousands, before the blocks wore out.
Because of the nature of the production process, the final work was usually the result of a collaboration in which the painter generally did not participate in the production of the prints.
The design uses only a small number of different color blocks. The water is rendered with three shades of blue;[b] the boats are yellow;[c] a dark grey for the sky behind Fuji and on the boat immediately below; a pale grey in the sky above Fuji and on the foreground boat; pink clouds at the top of the image. "The block for these pink clouds seems to have been slightly abraded along parts of the edge to give a subtle gradated effect (ita-bokashi)"
We want to bring you back the beauty of old illustrations found in rare books, private archives, hidden collections in libraries and museums across Europe. Art should be affordable and available to everyone.
+++ We are 3 CURIOUS CATS who love art and the process of creating it. Our teamwork allows us to offer some of the most unique selections of vintage, antique, and unique artworks on our website +++ +++ Ever growing archive of international art reproductions, original German lithographs, and uniquely curated artworks +++ +++ Experienced printing experience (Over 10 years on the market) +++ +++ All orders printed with modern chromolithography - 11 inks & fade-proof for 100+ years +++
1. Your order will be custom made and printed for YOU! We only use the best museum quality fine-art paper for your print. Our modern printers use Japanese archival inks (pigment inks) which are fade-proof for 100+ years. A small natural white border will be added to the image to help with mounting and framing.
2. It will be professionally packaged for safe shipping in a strong cardboard tube or sleeve. We want it to arrive undamaged! If you order more than 1 print, we do not charge extra for shipping.
3. We ship most of our orders via DHL (Deutsche Post - German Mail Service) in Germany, throughout Europe, and internationally.
4. We will custom prepare your order in 1-3 days. If you would like a tracking number or express shipping, please let us know.
+++ VERY IMPORTANT: Due to different monitor settings, PC, MAC, the finished print may vary slightly from what you see on your computer +++
+++++ FRAMES ARE NOT INCLUDED. +++++
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