Katsushika Hokusai: 250th Anniversary Exhibition


Katsushika Hokusai was a Japanese painter from the Edo period. He is known as one of the influences for renowned artists, such as Monet and Picasso. Learn more about his work and details for the exhibition after the break.

Image via Wikipedia - Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji

Katsushika Hokusai was born in 1760, during the Tokugawa period of Japan. At the age of six, he was already starting to take interest in painting since his father was also artistically inclined. As he was growing up, he tried his hand in wood carving and further worked on painting.

One of his most popular works is the ’36 Views of Mount Fuji’, a collection of color woodblock prints. The series actually consists of 46 prints but only 36 were included in first publication. The remaining prints were later added to the succeeding publications. The prints depicted in his series encompass Mount Fuji in varying conditions and different points-of-view.

Now is your chance to see his work up-close. See the details for the exhibition below.

Here are some prints from the series:

Images via Wikipedia - Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji

EKI Museum Kyoto
7th Floor, Kyoto Station Building
Open from 10:00 – 20:00 daily
Exhibit will run until January 22, 2012

Information used for the article was taken from Katsushika Hokusai.org, Wikipedia - Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji and Green Tour Kyoto.

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written by jeanmendoza on 2012-01-06 #news #japanese #artist #oriental #exhibition #japan #painter #katsushika-hokusai

One Comment

  1. realrampage
    realrampage ·

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