We have been learning about Hokusai and discussed some of the features of his piece, ‘The Great Wave’. We talked about the way he used colour to create different shades and contrast; how he thought about composition (where he places Mount Fuji, how the wave draws the eye back into the picture); and how he uses line to create a sense of movement. We then learnt about mixing colour with water colours and how to use line to create the impression of waves and foam. Then finally we created our own versions of, The Great Wave.
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