Monday, 17 August 2015

There's more to life .................

Katshuhika Hokusai

Finding recently this small 11.1 x 11.1 cm woodblock print by Hokusai "Traveller in a Palanquin- Hakone" 1810 (yes, there's more to life than German women printmakers alone) lead me to: 

"Exhaustive Illustrations of the Fifty-Three Stations of the Tôkaidô". 

All Stations, 53 amazing woodblock prints can be seen and enjoyed here: 

at Poul Webb's Blog Art & Artists: Katshuhika Hokusai - Part 6

His serie of 10 Parts showing the complete (woodblock) works by Hokusai in october 2014. Perfect for a rainy day !

It was ! Raining-pooring, August 16th 2015, writing this posting.

A quick Google survey learns that most great Japanese printmakers depict traditional Palanquin bearers. There are many more examples to be found of course. It's always nice to learn and to see the context of a work of art. 
Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)
Hiroshige (1797-1858)

Ohara Shoson (1877 - 1945) 1910

Shotei, Takahashi (1871-1945)

All pictures borrowed freely from the internet(*) for friendly, educational and non commercial use only. 

(*) Ohmigallery & Fujiarts websites

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  1. So "income inequality" is nothing new. But I guess Uber is an improvement over shank's mares on the labor side of the equation.
    By the way - congrats on passing half a million views. I had been watching you edge towards it, and you zipped right past it. Tom

    1. Well Tom, first of all thank you for commenting and your congratulations. Indeed quite an achievement, for a Frisian, the number of visitors I mean.
      And let me guess, I'll bet you're from up north. Not everybody, or every reader of my humble blog will be familiar with "shank's mares". It's indeed funny to see these differences (or similarities ?) in a completely different culture in a totally different episode of time.
      It's still raining .....................