NGV Announce HOKUSAI Exhibition

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Katsushika Hokusai

 

HOKUSAI
NGV INTERNATIONAL
21 JUL 17 – 15 OCT 17

More than 150 works by the greatest and possibly best-known Japanese artist in the West, Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849) will be showcased at the NGV, opening on 21st July 2017.

The Exhbition in his own name ‘Hokusai,’ will comprise of woodblock prints, rare paintings on silk and hand-printed manga. Included are the complete sets of Hokusai’s five career defining series: Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji, 1830-34, which features his iconic work The Great Wave Off Kanagawa, c. 1830.

Hokusai, has been organised in collaboration with NGV and the Japan Ukiyo-e Museum (JUM) and will be a once-in-a-life-time opportunity to view Hokusai’s works.

 

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Image Credit:

Katsushika Hokusai
Japanese 1760–1849
The great wave off Kanagawa (The great wave) (Kanagawa oki namiura) (1830–34)
from the Thirty-six views of Mt Fuji (Fugaku-sanjū-rokkei) series colour woodblock
25.7 × 37.7 cm (image and sheet)
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Felton Bequest, 1909 (426-2)

Katsushika Hokusai
Japanese 1760–1849
The new fields of Ōno in Suruga Province (Sunshū ŌnoShinden)(1830–34)
from the Thirty-six views of Mt Fuji (Fugaku-sanjū-rokkei) series colour woodblock
26.0 x 38.2 cm (image and sheet)
The Japan Ukiyo-e Museum, Matsumoto

Katsushika Hokusai
Japanese 1760–1849
Hodogaya on the Tōkaidō (Tōkaidō Hodogaya)(1830–34)
from the Thirty-six views of Mt Fuji (Fugaku-sanjū-rokkei) series colour woodblock
25.1 x 37.5 cm (image and sheet)
The Japan Ukiyo-e Museum, Matsumoto
Katsushika Hokusai
Japanese 1760–1849
Hokusai Manga Vol. X 1819, published mid 19th century book: colour woodblocks, 57 pages, paper cover, stitched
binding
22.7 × 29.0 cm (image and sheet) 1.2 × 22.7 × 15.7 cm (closed)
3.0 × 22.7 × 29.0 cm (open)
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased, 1954 (3134J-4)
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