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Zoom Womens Sneakers - Hokusai, Great Wave
Zoom Womens Sneakers - Hokusai, Great Wave
Zoom Womens Sneakers - Hokusai, Great Wave
Zoom Womens Sneakers - Hokusai, Great Wave
Zoom Womens Sneakers - Hokusai, Great Wave

Womens Sneakers - Hokusai, Great Wave

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Description

The great wave off Kanagawa is one of Hokusai’s finest works and possibly the single most famous image in all oriental art.

Designed exclusively by the NGV and presented in a classic canvas style, these Hokusai sneakers are destined to become a wardrobe staple. Available in a wide range of sizes, based on European sizing featuring Men’s 39 – 44 and Women’s 36 – 41.

 

Specifications

Materials:
Upper – canvas
Lining – cotton
Sole – rubber
Made in China

About the artwork

The great wave off Kanagawa is one of Hokusai’s finest works and possibly the single most famous image in all oriental art. In addition to the sheer graphic beauty of The great wave there is a compelling force in the contrast between wave and the mountain. The monstrous wave towers above, with its impending crash of water creating a great tension, whereas the graceful lines of a diminutive Mt Fuji sit in the distance. We see tiny fisherman huddled in their sleek crafts ride down one wave, dive straight into the next and endeavour to come out the other side. These swift boats, called oshiokuribune, transported fresh fish and dried sardines in the morning to fish markets off Edo (now Tokyo) Bay, from villages on the Bohso Peninsula.

Katsushika HOKUSAI
Japan 1760-1849
The great wave off Kanagawa circa 1830
from the Thirty-six views of Mt Fuji series 1826-33
colour woodblock
25.7 × 37.7 cm
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Felton Bequest, 1909

Womens Sneakers - Hokusai, Great Wave

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