Sunday, July 12, 2009

The Great Wave off Kanagawa

Some time ago, talking about fractal waves I referred to the artwork of XIX century The Great Wave off Kanagawa by japanese artist Hokusai. It was very interesting to see in old artwork selfsimilar shapes like in fractals. This artwork is of great importance to Japanese.

So, it was printed on postage stamps and became inspiration for many designer works. Even more it's motif was used in Nintendo game The Demon Blade. It's 2D adventure game with many traditional Japanese scenes. Two of them show the Great Wave in sunny day and in storm.


Another painting based on the famous artwork is The Great Monkey Wave. From afar it looks like an original image but nearby we see that the wave is filled with numerous monkeys.

1 comment:

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