Hokusai “Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji”

MOA Museum of Art

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[Image: Hokusai "Thirty-Six Views of Mount Fuji - The Great Wave off Kanagawa" (1831)

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Still renowned internationally 165 years after his death, the ukiyo-e master Hokusai first became disciple of Shunsho at the age of 19, going onto actively study and became well-versed in the Kano, Rimpa, and Sumiyoshi style, as well as Chinese and Western methods, ultimately developing his own unique style.
“Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji” is one of Hokusai’s major landscape print series which he created when he was over 70 years old. The series depicts Mount Fuji seen from different places and angles, and he succeeded to depict even the elements that conveyed the motif during different seasons and times.
Hokusai’s high artistic quality made a great impact on European impressionist painters, including Monet, even crossing beyond art to inspire musicians such as Dubussy. This exhibition follows the continuing power of Hokusai’s work through a collection of 46 prints from the “Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji” series and other important documents from the museum collection set across a series of themes.

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from September 06, 2014 to September 24, 2014

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