Sunday, 1 September 2013

thirty six views of Mount Fuji

This week; something a little different  from the norm

Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji is a series of large, color woodblock prints by the Japanese artist Katsushika Hokusai (1760–1849). The series depicts Mount Fuji in differing seasons and weather conditions from a variety of different places and distances. It actually consists of 46 prints created between 1826 and 1833. The first 36 were included in the original publication and, due to their popularity; ten more were added after the original publication
In some of the images, he draws Fuji with  a single, simple outline which describes the distinctive shape of the mountain.. Hokusai didn’t carve his own blocks, nor did he make the prints himself. Apparently;  ‘ukiyo-e’ artists did not carve the blocks or produce the prints what they did was to produce the  produced the original drawings from which the prints were made. 
I think I could quite happily live with these on my walls. I love their simplicity, their clean lines, their subtle colours and the intricacy of the drawings.

Full set of prints found here


  1. I really like this style. I could quite happily put these on my walls, too.

    1. thanks Mitch, yeah me too............I like them and think they would make a very pleasant change to the prints and art work usually found in modern homes today ..