23 August 2015

The old man mad about art

Two Ducks & Iris

The flat-perspective and strong colors of Japanese woodcuts, especially those of Katsushika Hokusai, had a strong effect on Art Nouveau.

Katsushika Hokusai created several series of birds and flowers. The genre is called kachô-e, although it also includes other scenes from nature. Hokusai's kachô-e series included the horizontal oban-sized so-called Large Flower series and the vertical chûban-size, Small Flower series. Published circa 1834.


Bellflower & Dragonfly

Canary & Peonies 

Carnation, Iris & Kingfisher

Chrysanthemums & Horsefly

Irises & Grasshopper

Sparrows & Pink Flowers

Warbler & Roses

Wisteria & Wagtail