Artwork Overview

  • Author: Katsushika Hokusai (葛飾北斎) (1760-1849)
  • Publication Period: ca. 1830-1832
  • Artwork Information: A color woodblock print from the ukiyo-e genre, part of Hokusai’s famous series “Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji” (“Fugaku Sanjūrokkei”)
  • Historical Context: Created during the late Edo period, a time of cultural and artistic growth in Japan, when the ukiyo-e art form was flourishing

Artwork Appeal

  • Global Recognition: Katsushika Hokusai is one of the most renowned and influential artists in Japanese art history, and his “Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji” series has achieved international acclaim
  • Theme: “Red Fuji” depicts Mount Fuji in a striking red hue, symbolizing the sacredness and beauty of the mountain, which has been a subject of reverence and inspiration for Japanese art and culture throughout history
  • Features: The piece is characterized by its bold composition, use of vibrant colors, and the balance between the natural landscape and the stylized depiction of Mount Fuji, showcasing Hokusai’s mastery of the ukiyo-e genre and his innovative approach to landscape art