#474 - from 25 May 2017 to 31 May 2017
Hokusai, Under the wave off Kanagawa (The Great Wave) from Thirty-six views of Mt Fuji. Colour woodblock, 1831. Acquisition supported by the Art Fund. © The Trustees of the British Museum.
LONDON – Give the name of a universal Japanese artist. Murakami? Kurosawa? Or rather Hokusai (1760-1849)? The 19th century painter continues to have an international aura. Each of his retrospectives is a success and two of his works have become true icons: his famous Wave and his Mount Fuji, taken from an album with 36 views. In spite of their formal beauty and the lack [Read]