The Great Wave
I want to start off this post by saying that I love art. But I know next to nothing about it. So, other than the facts I have gathered from Wikipedia, my critiques and evaluations of this piece have no validity. They simply are my thoughts.
The Great Wave off Kanagawa, by Katsushika Hokusai, is my new favorite painting. I don’t know what it is about it that makes me love it so much. Maybe it’s the mood? The colors? Or maybe it’s because of the unique style?
Or maybe I’m just a follower and love it because it is one of the most reproduced artworks in the world…
So I have to admit, I did a little Wikipedia-ing and found out it was was made in 1832 and was the first in a series of 36 depicting Mount Fuji throughout different times and seasons. The other 36 aren’t my favs, but this work is incredible and, to me, looks way ahead of its time. Can’t you just see this being on the front of a threadless t-shirt or something?
Maybe one day it could be a mural on my wall? That would be awesome.
P.S. I really want to encourage comments on my blog. It’s getting a lot of hits, but not as commentary.
So, please share with me your favorite piece of art.
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