Ukiyo-E Research Paper

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3.2 Manga and Japonisme
Woodblock print was one of the Japanese art that came to Europe. This Japanese woodblock print called “Ukiyo-e” had the greatest influence on Impressionist and Post-Impressionist art (Choi, 2012). One of the greatest master “Ukiyo-e” was the one coined the term manga; Hokusai Katsuhika. His ability to capture a person or scene with few fluid lines led to collections around 1815, he called manga, meaning whimsical pictures or sketches. He is responsible for one of the most famous images of Japanese art, the brilliant and precise woodblock print known as The Great Wave of Kanagawa (Schodt 1983).
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