Each week will have a theme or a question that relates to the course content. Every student will contribute one blog post per week, due by 11:59 pm on the Monday night before class. Your posts should include images, a short text, and your name.
Thursday, April 5, 2012
The Great Wave.
This piece, The Great Wave off Kanagawa, or most commonly known as just "The Great Wave" by famous japanese artist Katsushika Hokusai, is made by a color woodblock print. This piece is very famously known for its very intricate detailing for it being a woodprint, which is very difficult to do considering the wood's hard and tough texture. Yet, Hokusai was able to create atmospheric perspective by creating what seems to be Mt. Fuji in the background, and also implied space by making the boats seem distant.