詩歌写真鏡 李白 Ri Haku from the series Mirrors of Japanese and Chinese Poems (Shiika shashin kyō) …

The lofty character of Chinese poets as well as the time-honored theme of the poet Li Bo viewing a waterfall are transformed by Hokusai into a joyous, thrilling spectacle of natural wonder …

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Katsushika Hokusai (Japanese, Tokyo (Edo) 1760–1849 Tokyo (Edo))

The contrast between the poet’s profound absorption and the two boy attendants fussing over him gives the scene its animating piquancy. https://met.org/2s10FpV

Featured Artwork of the Day: Katsushika Hokusai (Japanese, 1760–1849) | 詩歌写真鏡李白| ca. 1832

I really love Japanese art, I have nine signed art that are old (early 1800s).

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