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One Hundred Stories
Colour woodcut, 26.2 × 18.7 cm.
From the series: "One Hundred Stories"
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'Hokusai: beyond the Great Wave' at the British Museum
Katsushika Hokusai (1760–1849) published his world-famous 'The Great Wave' print as a part of 'Thirty-Six Views of Mt Fuji' series in the early 1830s, after he turned 70 years old. This rarely exhibited print will become one of the highlights of the
upcoming exhibition at the British Museum
, 'Hokusai: beyond the Great Wave', opening on 25th May and looking at the late period of the artist's life.
Hokusai's work influenced many artists in Japan and beyond, leading to a rise of a so-called Japonisme movement in the West. Lack of perspective, clean lines, and flat areas of colour of Japanese prints inspired many artists, including Vincent Van Gogh, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Edgar Degas, Gustav Klimt, and Aubrey Beardsley, and continues to fascinate painters and photographers today.