Painters Paintings Katsushika Hokusai (1760–1849): Mishima Pass in Kai Province (close-up); Part of…
Painters Work Katsushika Hokusai (1760–1849): Mishima Go in Kai Province (close-up); A part of the collection Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji, quantity 16), c. 1830 – 1834, Coloration woodblock print Approach: Nishiki-e (Woodblock print with coloration blocks), Writer: Nishimuraya Yohachi, Eijudö . . .
The print is one in every of Hokusai’s most attention-grabbing and humorous compositions within the Fuji collection. It depicts Mount Fuji, its summit wrapped in a curling cloud, seen throughout the hilly Mishima Go. The cloud across the summit known as a kasagumo (umbrella cloud). Conventional perception holds that such clouds are the wandering human spirits of the deceased. The mountain is break up into three coloration bands, blue, white, and charcoal black.
Within the foreground, three vacationers try to measure the circumference of an unlimited sugi tree (Japanese cedar) by encircling its trunk with their arms prolonged and their fingers touching, emphasizing the bizarre measurement of the tree. On the left, a peasant relaxes and smokes a pipe, whereas on the precise, a bunch of vacationers begin their descent from the go.
It has been argued that this print could not depict an precise view however moderately an imaginary scene created by the artist.