The Great Wave of Kanagawa by Hokusai Poster
The Great Wave off Kanagawa " Kanagawa-oki nami ura " "Under a wave off Kanagawa") Poster perfect for your home decor.
Also known as The Great Wave or simply The Wave is a woodblock print by the Japanese ukiyo-e artist Hokusai. It was published sometime between 1829 and 1833 in the late Edo period as the first print in Hokusai's series Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji. It is Hokusai's most famous work, and one of the most recognizable works of Japanese art in the world.
The reproduction includes the original age toning which gives it a great colour and antique/vintage look!
In Japanese woodblock printing the artist's final preparatory sketch (shita-e) is taken to a horishi, or block carver, who glues the thin washi paper to a block of wood, usually cherry, and then carefully carves it away to form a relief of the lines of the image. In the process, the drawing is lost. Finally, with all the necessary blocks (usually one for each colour), a surishi, or printer, who places the printing paper on each block consecutively and rubs the back with a hand-tool known as a baren. There could be a great number of impressions produced, sometimes thousands, before the blocks wore out.
Because of the nature of the production process, the final work was usually the result of a collaboration in which the painter generally did not participate in the production of the prints.
The design uses only a small number of different colour blocks. The water is rendered with three shades of blue; the boats are yellow; a dark grey for the sky behind Fuji and on the boat immediately below; a pale grey in the sky above Fuji and on the foreground boat; pink clouds at the top of the image. "The block for these pink clouds seems to have been slightly abraded along parts of the edge to give a subtle gradated effect (ita-bokashi)"
✓ Printed in Berlin at our Atelier.
✓ Made in Germany to Order.
✓ UV-resistant Japanese archival inks, fine art paper, and 100% cotton canvas.
✓ Fast Shipping Worldwide in a protective cardboard tube.
No Frame or Hanging System included.
Pickup available at Eresburgstraße 24-29
Usually ready in 2-4 days
Sizes and Materials
Most of our posters are produce from A3 (30x42cm) to A0 (84x120cm).
Some of them can even be printed up to XXL (152 x 220cm).
We differ from most poster companies because we print on museum-quality 250g Fine Art Paper
When it comes to ink, you have nothing to worry about. We print by using thermal inkjet printers, and they have the latest chromolithography technology, also known as the method for making multi-colour prints.
✓ Museum Quality Prints
✓ 225g Fine Art Paper
✓ 400g Cotton Canvas
✓ UV-resistant Japanese archival inks
We charge a flat shipping rate of 5.90€ to most European countries.
It takes from 1 to 3 business days for orders within Germany; 3 to 10 business days for orders within Europe; 10 to 20 business days for International orders.
These estimates are provided by delivery service such as DHL, Hermes and/ or DPD. Possible delays in delivery time may be caused by the local delivery service (for orders outside Germany); customs services (for orders outside the European Union) and / or commemorative dates and commercial holidays such as Christmas.
All shipping costs will be shown upon checkout, however, please be advised that local taxes and import duties (international shipments outside EU) may apply and is not included in the shipping costs and are the buyer's responsibilities.
The return / exchange will only be accepted up to 30 days after the date of your purchase.
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