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Old Fisherman Smoking his Pipe (1835) by Katsushika Hokusai

Original price £75.00
Original price £75.00 - Original price £922.00
Original price £75.00
Current price £52.00
£52.00 - £922.00
Current price £52.00
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Print Size: 8" x 10"
Frame Style: Canvas (no frame)
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Katsushika Hokusai's "Old Fisherman Smoking His Pipe": A Timeless Depiction of Serenity, Nature's Embrace, and Artistic Mastery

Embark on a journey into the tranquil world of Katsushika Hokusai's "Old Fisherman Smoking His Pipe," a captivating ukiyo-e print from 1835. This exquisite masterpiece, now masterfully recreated on high-quality paper, invites you to immerse yourself in its serene beauty and profound artistic significance.

Hokusai's Techniques: Capturing Tranquility Through Line and Composition

Hokusai's masterful use of delicate lines and subtle shading in "Old Fisherman Smoking His Pipe" creates a sense of serene harmony. The fisherman's hunched figure, dwarfed by the vast expanse of the sea, evokes a feeling of solitude and contemplation. The rhythmic curves of the waves and the gentle sway of the boat add to the overall sense of tranquility.

Beyond the Image: Symbolism and Meaning

The old fisherman, with his weathered face and contemplative expression, embodies the wisdom and resilience of those who live in close connection with nature. His simple act of smoking a pipe suggests a moment of respite and reflection amidst the challenges of life. Hokusai's print also captures the harmonious relationship between humans and the natural world.

Artistic Context: Ukiyo-e and the Floating World

"Old Fisherman Smoking His Pipe" is a prime example of ukiyo-e, a genre of Japanese woodblock prints that flourished during the Edo period. Ukiyo-e prints often depicted scenes from everyday life, capturing the beauty and pleasures of the "floating world" of entertainment and leisure. Hokusai's print, while portraying a serene moment, also reflects the influence of ukiyo-e's vibrant and dynamic aesthetic.

Feelings Conveyed: Serenity, Contemplation, and the Beauty of Simplicity

Hokusai's "Old Fisherman Smoking His Pipe" evokes a sense of profound serenity and contentment. It invites viewers to slow down, appreciate the simple pleasures of life, and find solace in the beauty of nature. The print's timeless appeal lies in its ability to capture a universal human experience – the search for tranquility and connection in the midst of life's complexities.

Experience the Masterpiece in Your Own Space

This museum-quality print captures the intricate details and subtle nuances of Hokusai's original. "Old Fisherman Smoking His Pipe" becomes a serene focal point for your home, creating an atmosphere of tranquility and contemplation. Fade-resistant inks ensure that the print's beauty will endure for generations to come.

Let Katsushika Hokusai's "Old Fisherman Smoking His Pipe" transport you to a world of serenity and timeless beauty. Discover the enduring power of art to capture the essence of human experience and inspire a deep appreciation for the wonders of the natural world.

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Type Giclee Art Print
Canvas material Archival-grade polycotton-mix canvas
Stretched? Hand-stretched over kiln-dried pine stretcher bars
Ready to hang? Yes
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