Optional - receive your painting ready to hang. Note we are only able to ship framed paintings up to a certain size. Once the maximum size is reached, the framing option is automatically disabled. If ordered without a frame the painting will arrive rolled inside a protective tube with an extra 1.5" white canvas on all sides so you can easily frame it in any local frame shop.
Katsushika Hokusai's South Wind at Clear Dawn was pressed sometime between 1830 and 1835. This woodblock print, made during the Edo period, is one of the crowning masterpieces of world art and hand-colored reproductions from the original block are displayed in many of the major art museums of the world. Greatly inspiring the Impressionist and Post-Impressionist movements, Hokusai's work is a masterpiece of the Japanese art of Ukiyo-e or "pictures of the floating world". The stark, resonant, and popular form of woodblock printing took European art by storm. During his time in Arles Van Gogh became increasingly interested in the great Hokusai, and when combined with the artist's love for natural growths would culminate in such treasures as Irises, Blossoming Almond Tree, and Ears of Wheat.
Part of Hokusai's series 'Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji', completed when the artist was nearing the end of his life, the print is often known as 'Red Fuji' and alongside The Great Wave off Kanagawa is the greatest work in the artist's most renowned series of prints. With a vastly simplified take on elemental forces in composition, the lines and tones of the work seem to describe the mountain rather than depict it. The fascinating shift in color from the forest to the mountaintop expresses the transcendent power of the natural world, and questions man's relation to it.
It is without doubt one of the most memorable prints in the history of the popular medium and a startling vision of a time when Japan was closed to the world. Remarkably only using three colors and a single shaping line, the asymmetry of the image is the product of the iconic artist's life study. A dramatic narrative evoking the changing world of Imperial Japan, the print is an icon of artistic exchange between East and West.
Real Oil Paints, Real Brushes, Real Artists, Real Art. The Certificate of Authenticity which arrives with every painting provides an assurance and verifies the authenticity of the hand painted fine art reproduction you purchased. Each oil painting is created by hand using only the finest canvas and oil paints available.
Important Notes About Your Painting:
If you have any request to alter your reproduction of South Wind at Clear Dawn (Gaifu kaisei), you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of South Wind at Clear Dawn (Gaifu kaisei) that you would like the artist to work from, please include it as an attachment. Otherwise, we will reproduce the above image for you exactly as it is.
Free shipping is included in the price of the painting. Once the painting is ready and dry enough to ship, we will roll it and ship it in a sturdy cardboard tube.
We always ship express via courier to ensure your order reaches you as soon as possible - normally within three business days. The total delivery time from the moment you place your order until the package is delivered to your door is normally between three to four weeks.
If, in the unlikely event you were dissatisfied with the painting after reviewing it in person, it can be returned for a full refund for up to 365 days after delivery.
When you receive the painting; you are free to return it for more revisions or else for a full refund minus our actual shipping cost -- which is, on average, $25 per painting.
1st Art Gallery provides a full warranty covering manufacturing and material defects for paintings purchased from our website. The warranty covers damage for normal use. Damage caused by incidents such as accidents or inappropriate use are not covered.
Depending on the degree of damage to the warranted painting, it will either be repaired or replaced. This warranty service is provided free of charge.
When purchasing a painting on its own, it will arrive rolled inside a secure tube with an extra 1.5" of white canvas on all sides so you can easily frame it in any local frame shop.
You may choose to purchase your painting framed, in which case, it will arrive "ready to hang". We offer more than 20 beautiful models, all hand finished and expertly assembled by our experienced framers.
Note that for safety reasons we can only frame up to a certain size. Once the maximum size is reached the framing option is automatically disabled.
If you are planning to frame your painting yourself,
use an existing frame, or frame it locally, you may choose to order your painting with a stretching service,
meaning that it will arrive mounted on wooden bars.
If you're considering not framing your painting at all, you may opt for a Gallery Wrap. The term Gallery Wrap refers to the way the canvas is stretched, which is by wrapping it around thick stretcher bars, about 1.5 inch thick, with the canvas being secured to the back rather than the sides of those bars.
All orders ship with UPS, FedEx or DHL and will arrive directly to your home or office. A tracking number will be emailed to you as soon as the order leaves our studio so you can track it online. All orders ship express and usually arrive within 4-5 days from the shipping date.