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One Hundred Stories
One Hundred Stories
One Hundred Stories
Hokusai,
1760–1849,
Japanese artist.

Kohada Koheiji,
1831–1832.

Colour woodcut, 26.2 × 18.7 cm.

From the series: "One Hundred Stories"
(Hyaku monogatari).

Tsuwano,...
36 View of Mount Fuji
Oji
The Ghost of Oiwa
Large wave before the coast of Kanagawa
Ancient view of Yatsuhashi Bridge in Mikawa Province
Women picking leaves from tea shrubs
Rice washer, transport of the rice, a Buddhist pilgrim holding on to his hat
Motoyoshi Shinno
Onikojima yataro and Seiho-in Akabozu
The Court Official Takamura
Line-fishing in the Miyato River
36 Views of Mount Fuji
Workday in a small town:...
La Mer
Ambassadeurs, Aristide Bruant
Wheatfield with Reaper, Setting Sun
Two dancers
Nocturne in Blue and Gold: Old Battersea Bridge
Variations in violet and green
Wooded Slope in Unterach
The Girlfriends
The Four Queens find the sleeping Lancelot
'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.
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