Original artwork description:

My painting “Hokusai’s Waves of Ecstasy,” one of my most risqué art etudes, pays tribute to Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849), the famous ukiyo-e painter of Japan’s Edo period, and to several of his famous art works. Born on October 31, Hokusai is best known for his exquisite woodblock landscapes of Mount Fuji within seasonal landscapes, but he was also a well-known shunga or erotic printmaker. The upper scene showing the fishing boat challenging a giant wave is adapted from Hokusai’s most famous work, “The Great Wave.” The central figure of the octopus mounting a woman is based on his graphic rendition of a classic Japanese erotic folktale, the “Dream of the Fisherman’s Wife.” The three small figures dancing in the lower right corner are based on his manga sketches of forest spirits.

Materials used:

Acrylic paints

Tags:
#hokusai #shunga #great wave #fisherman's wife #mt fuji 

Hokusai's Waves of Ecstasy (2016)

Acrylic painting 
by Timothy White

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My painting “Hokusai’s Waves of Ecstasy,” one of my most risqué art etudes, pays tribute to Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849), the famous ukiyo-e painter of Japan’s Edo period, and to several of his famous art works. Born on October 31, Hokusai is best known for his exquisite woodblock landscapes of Mount Fuji within seasonal landscapes, but he was also a well-known shunga or erotic printmaker. The upper scene showing the fishing boat challenging a giant wave is adapted from Hokusai’s most famous work, “The Great Wave.” The central figure of the octopus mounting a woman is based on his graphic rendition of a classic Japanese erotic folktale, the “Dream of the Fisherman’s Wife.” The three small figures dancing in the lower right corner are based on his manga sketches of forest spirits.

Materials used:

Acrylic paints

Tags:
#hokusai #shunga #great wave #fisherman's wife #mt fuji 
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As a shamanic practitioner who has participated in many indigenous entheogenic traditions, my paintings often reflect the surreal visionary states engendered by psychedelic plant medicines. My paintings are often initially... Read more

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