Six Figures from Hokusai manga

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Title

Six Figures from Hokusai manga

Subject

Arts; Arts-Prints; Daily Life-Games;

Description

Front label misspells the name, lists it as "Hokussai"; should be Hokusai. Registrar's printout also lists the artist's last name as Hokusai, first name as Katsushika; bear in mind that Japanese reverses the order we are used to in the West. So, Katsushika is the surname/family name; Hokusai, the name by which he is best known, is the personal name. On the back, says it was done 1820-30. This print is a page from Hokusai's Manga, a printed set of his sketchbooks, containing various figural, landscape, and bird-and-flower compositions, with a limited color palette involving the use of 3 blocks: the key block, which prints the black lines; a block inked for the flesh tones; and a block inked with light blue for the clothing. This particular page of the Manga shows male figures in various physical poses: the top two are bending/stretching, w. arms wrapped around legs, and hands clutching ankles. The middle two figures are seated and clutching each other's shoulders. The lower two are seated, and are engaged in leg wrestling.

Creator

Katsushika HOKUSAI (1760-1849)

Contributor

Emison Art Museum
DePauw University

Rights

Materials may be used for educational, non-commercial purposes only. Acknowledgement to be given to the ASIANetwork-Luce Asian Art in the Undergraduate Curriculum Project and to the college from whose collection the work comes. The individual college retains copyright to the work.

Format

Image/jpg

Language

Japanese

Type

Still image

Identifier

soclaa000570

Coverage

Japan
Japan - Edo-Tokugawa 1615 - 1868
circa 1820-30

Files

3429.jpg

Citation

Katsushika HOKUSAI (1760-1849), “Six Figures from Hokusai manga,” ASIANetwork IDEAS Project, accessed December 11, 2017, http://www.ideasproject.org/items/show/4563.