Japan has experienced less interference from foreign cultures than most other countries over it's history, allowing it to develop a strong brand and style, as well as developing many unique art movements. Whilst Chinese and Japanese cultures have been interlinked at various stages, Japan's artistic influences have mainly been outward rather than inward. French, British, Spanish and Italian artists are known to have been inspired by work that was so different to what was being seen in Europe during the 17th to 19th centuries.
Modern technology has made the world much smaller, but Japan continues to innovate with new art movements, such as Manga most recently. There are further notable art movements and mediums from Japan including ancient pottery, sculpture, ink painting and calligraphy on silk and paper, ukiyo-e paintings and woodblock prints, kiri-e, kirigami and origami. The painting captured above is the famous Great Wave of Kanagawa by Hokusai.
The Great Wave of Kanagawa is a beautiful Japanese print by Hokusai which remains the most popular piece of art from this country within the art public of Europe and the United States, many of whom rate Japanese art as amongst the best in the world. You can buy your own copy of Hokusai's Great Wave of Kanagawa by using the links above, with framed or unframed prints, posters and wall posters all available.
Japanese art has long been a great influence on western artists with many famous names such as Vincent Van Gogh and Claude Monet both studying it in great detail and also experimenting with it's techniques and ideas within their own careers at times. Some of their best known works show off a clear influence from Japanese art, and Claude Monet even famously ordered a complete construction of a Japanese Bridge within his own garden, such a fan of the country and it's art culture he had become.
Japanese prints are covered in full in this new website, with some of the most famous Japanese art included in this homepage, with many available to buy online from our recommended art retailer, Art.com. We cover all the famous Japanese painters such as Katsushika Hokusai, Morita, Ando Hiroshige and Kitagawa. The links included by each picture take you to Art.com where you can choose from giclee prints, framed art prints, stretched canvases and wall posters as reproductions of each original Japanese print included here.