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Japanese Spirit Smoker by Katsushika Hokusai Poster

€19,00 EUR
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Japanese Spirit Smoker by Katsushika Hokusai  Poster perfect for your home decor.

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 colour),[18] 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.[20] 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 colour 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)"


✓ Printed in Berlin at our Atelier.

✓ Made in Germany to Order.

✓ UV-resistant Japanese archival inks, fine art paper, and 100% cotton canvas.

✓ Fast Shipping Worldwide in a protective cardboard tube.


No Frame or Hanging System included.