The Great Wave Puzzle
The Great Wave, Katsushika Hokusai, 1000-Piece Jigsaw Puzzle
Katsushika Hokusai passionately pursued art for most of his life and by the time of his death at age eighty-nine was an artist of great renown. And yet his long life was not enough—with each decade he believed his communion with nature grew and his art took on greater spirituality.
Hokusai mastered and pioneered artistic styles of late Edo-period Japan. Beginning with ukiyo-e, or “pictures of the floating world,” he created woodblock prints of figures under the direction of Katsukawa Shunshō. After his master’s death and an ensuing series of events, he took the name Hokusai and shifted his focus to nature, which he would continue for the rest of his life. In his old age, his most celebrated period, he called himself Gakyō Rōjin, or “Old Man Mad about Painting.”
The most notable period in Hokusai's artistic life was the latter part of his career, beginning in 1830 when he was 70 years old. He began the series of landscapes he is most famous for: 'Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji', which included The Great Wave, off Kanagawa, one of his most iconic images.
This 1000 piece jigsaw is intended for adults and children over 13 years due to difficulty.
Ages 3 and up (due to small parts)
Materials: Coated cardboard
Dimensions: 18 x 24 inches (assembled puzzle)