follow me… to the shore of my life
Daryl Howard – 2020
After Hokusai Katsushika – 1830
14″ x 10″ • 2020
Hokusai Katsushika… 1760-1849
The greatest influencer on European Art!
In 1778, at age 18, Hokusai apprenticed to Shunsho, who was 52. He carved and printed Shunsho’s work. This was both demanding and fascinating. “Schools” were developed under masters as the students who served long apprenticeships would then achieve their own schools. “Copying the Masters to become one.”
The most celebrated print series that Hokusai created was the 36 Views of Fuji. The most notable print in this series is “Under the wave off Kanagawa” or commonly known as “The Great Wave”, early 1830. Mt. Fuji looms in the background as octopus-fingers grasp at the sky. Each wave has its’ own personality and is highlighted with flying foam. The print illustrates majestic nature contrasted with diminutive mankind.
“The Great Wave”… more than any other print, astounded and delighted artists in Paris at the close of the 19th century. All of the impressionist painters changed their direction from the French Academy and Debussy used it as an inspiration to “La Mer” and Rilke created verses for “Der Berg”.
Quote Dr. Richard Lane, “Hokusai…life and work”, 1989
“Join me as I follow the masters!” – Daryl, Spring, 2020