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The Dream of the Fishermans Wife, ca 1814

The Dream of the Fishermans Wife, ca 1814



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The Dream of the Fishermans Wife, ca 1814

The Dream of the Fishermans Wife, ca 1814. Private Collection

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Colour Woodcut Erotic Erotic Art Far East Hokusai Japanese Art Katsushika 1760 1849 Lovemaking Making Love The Oriental Arts


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The Dream of the Fisherman's Wife - A Captivating Tale of Love and Mythology

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. This mesmerizing print captures a momentous piece of Japanese art history, "The Dream of the Fisherman's Wife" created around 1814 during the Edo period. Housed in a private collection, this fine example of ukiyo-e woodcut by Katsushika Hokusai showcases the artist's mastery in graphic arts. Steeped in Asian mythology and allegory, this artwork tells an erotic tale set against the backdrop of Japan's far east. The image portrays a nude shell diver engaged in an intimate encounter with two amorous octopuses. With delicate brushstrokes and vibrant colors, Hokusai skillfully depicts their passionate lovemaking. This genre-defying masterpiece exemplifies both the beauty and complexity found within Japanese art. It explores themes such as desire, sensuality, and human connection while also drawing inspiration from ancient folklore. "The Dream of the Fisherman's Wife" stands as a testament to Hokusai’s artistic genius and his ability to push boundaries within traditional Japanese aesthetics. Its enduring popularity is a testament to its timeless allure that continues to captivate audiences today. As we gaze upon this remarkable print, we are transported into a world where myth intertwines with reality—a realm where passion meets imagination—inviting us to explore our own desires through vivid imagery that transcends time and culture.

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