With Best Of Hokusai, you’ll enjoy the most renowned works of Katsushika Hokusai – anytime, anywhere. It’s like having your own private art gallery!
Best Of Hokusai showcases 144 carefully selected, stunningly detailed full screen images in a beautiful interface especially designed for iPad and for iPhone.
Katsushika Hokusai (October 31, 1760 – May 10, 1849) was a Japanese artist, ukiyo-e painter and printmaker of the Edo period. He was influenced by such painters as Sesshu, and other styles of Chinese painting. Born in Edo (now Tokyo), Hokusai is best known as author of the woodblock print series Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji which includes the internationally recognized print, The Great Wave off Kanagawa, created during the 1820s.
Best Of Hokusai features an easy-to-use, intuitive interface that lets you:
> Browse the thumbnail gallery or search by keyword to quickly find a desired work of art
> Quickly learn a work of art’s title, year, technique, size and current location
> Read the artist biography
> Create your own favorites selection
> Enjoy a slideshow with your selected music
> Share artwork and its description to Facebook, Twitter or by email to anyone, anywhere
> Save artwork to Photo Stream and AirDrop
> Order high quality prints directly from the app
All images are included in the app, which means that they load extremely fast and no internet connection is required to view them.
Best Of Hokusai makes art book illustrations a thing of the past. It is the new way to learn and enjoy the art of the great Masters.
Quoted from Hokusai:
“From the age of 6 I had a mania for drawing the shapes of things. When I was 50 I had published a universe of designs. But all I have done before the the age of 70 is not worth bothering with. At 75 I'll have learned something of the pattern of nature, of animals, of plants, of trees, birds, fish and insects. When I am 80 you will see real progress. At 90 I shall have cut my way deeply into the mystery of life itself. At 100, I shall be a marvelous artist. At 110, everything I create; a dot, a line, will jump to life as never before. To all of you who are going to live as long as I do, I promise to keep my word. I am writing this in my old age. I used to call myself Hokusai, but today I sign my self 'The Old Man Mad About Drawing.”