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List of products by artist Hokusaï

Hokusai was born in the district of Warigesui, Honjō District (rural area still known as Katsushika) in Edo, the former name of the city of Tokyo, the ninth month of the 10th year of the Era Hōreki (October-November, 1760) of unknown parents. It was adopted at the age of three or four years by a family of artisans. His adoptive father, Nakajima (中 岛) Ise, is a manufacturer of mirrors for the shogun's court. Hokusai, then called Tokitanō (太郎), therefore manifest aptitude for drawing and painting curiosity ...


  • In 1773-1774 , he is learning in a woodcut workshop and in 1775 he engraved himself the last six leaves of a humorous novel Sancho . In 1778 , he joined the workshop of master Katsukawa Shunsho ( 1726-1792 ) , a painter of ukiyo-e prints , specializing in portraits of actors. It is in this workshop that starts working craftsman drawing and printmaking with modest incomes . The following year , he produced under the name Katsukawa Shunro a very successful series of these portraits. However, he left the workshop at the master's death due to disagreement with his successor Shunko2 . Hokusai was undergoing a period of extreme poverty in which he studied the technical schools Kano Yusen , Tsutsumi Torin and Sumiyoshi Naiki . It is also influenced Western art and discovers perspective through a Japanese artist , Shiba Kokan , who frequents the Dutch only allowed to dock at Nagasaki. About 1794 , he returned to a conventional school: clan Tawaraya the Rimpa school. In 1795, he illustrated under the name Sori poetic collection " Kyōka Edo Murasaki no " which earned him his first success . From 1796 to 1799 he produced many albums and prints in separate sheets, called surimono . It is at the same time it adopts for the first time the name of Hokusai in 1800 and gives the nickname Gakyōjin Hokusai, " the Fool drawing ." In 1804 , he painted in the courtyard of Edo temple, using a broom and a bucket of ink from China, a giant daruma over 240 m2 that we must climb to the roofs to allow the audience to admire . He reiterated this feat in 1817 in Nagoya. In 1812 , Hokusai began to travel the country, the ancient capital Kyoto to the new city of Edo. He stops in Nagoya, where he met Bokusen another artist. Following the advice of the latter, he published two years later his Manga : Collections of countless sketchbooks , original and marginal studies. The publication of this series of picture books runs until 1834 and includes twelve volumes. Sixty years , Hokusai took the name Iitsu to signify its passage into a new age and engages in this period book illustration . 1831 saw the release of one of his major works , the series of prints or Fugaku sanjūrokkei Thirty- six Views of Mount Fuji, which earned him worldwide recognition . It then uses Prussian blue , introduced in Japan in 1829 and whose Keisai Eisen had benefited . It occurs in the same period several series of prints that break all the tradition of ukiyo -e . Thus in the early 1830s as the day to see the series of Waterfalls, Bridges , Birds and Ghosts (the latter stopped at the end of the fifth board ) . He left Edo late 1834 to spend a year in Suruga in the Miura Peninsula south of Edo and the following year published his series Fugaku Hyakkei or the Hundred Views of Mount Fuji, who gets all his work related to the landscape. Towards the middle of 1836 , he returned to Edo as the capital knows the year of the Great Famine . He survives by selling his works against some food and stop his series One Hundred Poets and Poems, started at the beginning of the year, the twenty -seventh planche3 . In 1839 , a fire has devastated his workshop , taking with him the work accumulated in recent years. It was at this time that a young artist, Ando Hiroshige competes its célébrité4 . The next ten years were peaceful in production . It is said that every morning he tried to produce at least one drawing, ritual which he devoted himself until his death. In 1845 he made his last journey to meet a friend in the province of Shinano . It runs during this visit some paintings in a temple. He died May 10, 1849 and his ashes were buried in a tomb in Seikiō -ji temple, in the popular Asakusa district of Edo , where he spent most of his life. He leaves behind a work that includes 30,000 drawings. On his tombstone he leaves this epitaph: " Oh ! Freedom, liberty belle , when we go to the summer to leave his mortal body fields ! " On his deathbed , he uttered these last words:" Just five more years and I would have become a great artist . "

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  • Tealight candle holder-glass based on the artwork Bullfinch and Blossoms (1834) of Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849) Material: Glass  Dimensions: h. 6 cm., Ø 6.5 cm. Delivered with a brochure in a gift box.

  • Wooden art puzzle of 80 pieces representing The Wave by Hokusai, cut by hand in France respecting the environment.

  • Original vase from Lilies by Hokusai. Dimensions: 23 x 9 cm. Material: Ceramic Hand Painted History: It was around the age of forty when he finally adopted the name Hokusai. He turned himself increasingly to floral art.

  • Original vase from Bullfinch and Blossoms (1834) by Hokusai. Dimensions: 19 x 6 cm. Material: Ceramic Hand Painted History: It was around the age of forty when he finally adopted the name Hokusai. He turned himself increasingly to floral art.

  • Drawing book with Hokusaï illustrationSize  : 15x2164 White leaves 70gr

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