Hokusai: beyond the Great Wave

25 May - 13 August 2017
Room 35
£12.00, Members/under 16s free


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Experience the beautiful and sublime work of one of Japanís greatest artists.

Katsushika Hokusai (1760Ė1849) is widely regarded as Japanís most famous and influential artist. He produced works of astonishing quality right up until his death at the age of 90. This new exhibition will lead you on an artistic journey through the last 30 years of Hokusaiís life Ė a time when he produced some of his most famous masterpieces.

Throughout the exhibition, outstanding examples of Hokusaiís work will show the artistís creative breadth and depth. A selection of superb landscapes is introduced with the iconic Great Wave Ė itself part of a print series of views of Mt Fuji. Intimate domestic scenes capture fleeting moments in private lives. Exquisite depictions of flora and fauna display an innate skill in representing the natural world. The artistís imagination is given full rein in the portrayal of supernatural creatures such as ghosts and deities. Through all of these works, explore Hokusaiís personal beliefs and gain a fascinating insight into the artistís spiritual and artistic quest in his later years.

The exhibition will include prints, paintings and illustrated books, many of which are on loan from Japan, Europe and the USA. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see these extraordinary works together.

Please note Ė security checks are in operation. Make sure you factor in additional time in order to reach the exhibition entrance at your reserved timeslot. Once you have passed through the Museumís front gate on Great Russell Street, ticket holders will be able to join the fast track lane through these security checks.

In Detail

Booking fee: £1.00 per ticket

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Hokusai: beyond the Great Wave

25 May - 13 August 2017

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