Under the Wave of Kanagawa - Magnet | Pomegranate

Regular price $9.50

Have one of the world's most iconic artworks on your fridge - be stirred each day by Hokusai's Under the Wave of Kanagawa. Originally a woodblock print, the artist is famed for his dramatic landscapes of Japan often surrounding Mt. Fuji, the centre of many spiritual Japanese legends. The kids will love it too when they rearrange the fridge magnets - and you can teach them about art!

  • 50 x 80 mm decorative magnet
  • Published with the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Meet Hokusai Japanese artist Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849) is renowned for his landscapes: the fine skill they required in composition, colour, and line, as well as their more intangible qualities, the distillation of nature in a precise moment. Breaking from tradition, he would sometimes outline the keyblock with blue ink rather than black—just one example of the many ways Hokusai broke new ground in the field of ukiyo-e, or “pictures of the floating world.”