Hokusai exhibition, London
The Hokusai Beyond the Great Wave exhibition at the British Museum is a spectacular affair of oriental art, colour and history. The exhibition illustrates the work of one of Japan’s most famed artists, Kasushika Hokusai.
Hokusai (1760-1849), lived and worked in Japan throughout his lifetime, producing some of his most famed artwork in his later life, a firm believer that with age would come artistic excellence.
During his 90 years, he produced a spectacular creative spectrum of beautiful art, including famed print collections, illustrated books and a variety of intricate paintings.
The Hokusai Beyond the Great Wave exhibition illustrates the last 30 years of the extraordinary artist’s life and showcases many of his masterpieces, including the celebrated Great Wave (an iconic highlight for many).
Hokusai: Beyond the Great Wave exhibition
In his later life, Hokusai became influenced by European techniques and art forms, integrating this knowledge into developed art styles, perfectly illustrated throughout the exhibition.
Discover works depicting enchanting landscapes, wonderful portraits, vibrant communal scenes, mystical creatures and delicate illustrations of nature.
The exhibition is open until 13 August 2017 and offers a rare opportunity to see these great works collectively, as well as the opportunity to explore the context of influence for one of Japan’s most exceptional artists. I can highly recommend it to any fan of Japanese culture or art.
Enjoy a sneak preview of the Hokusai Beyond the Great Wave exhibition.
Are you a fan of Hokusai? Which piece of artwork is your favourite?
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