Utagawa Hiroshige Notepad - Under the Wave off Kanagawa
Compact spiral bound notepad; 88 x 140mm; with 220gsm unlined art paper pages.
Utagawa Hiroshige was born in 1797 in Edo; now Tokyo. He was one of the last great ukiyo-e masters of the colour woodblock print. His genius for landscape compositions was first recognised in the West by the Impressionists and Post-Impressionists. Possessing the ability to reduce the pictured scene to a few simple; highly decorative elements; Hiroshige captured the very essence of what he saw and turned it into a highly effective composition. There was in his work a human touch that no artist of the school had heretofore achieved; his pictures revealed a beauty that seemed somehow tangible and intimate. Snow; rain; mist; and moonlight scenes compose some of his most poetic masterpieces.