9 Key Terms You Should Know Before Seeing The Massive Hokusai Exhibition

October 11, 2014 12:53 AM

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9 Key Terms You Should Know Before Seeing The Massive Hokusai Exhibition

An exhibition currently at the Grand Palais in Paris spans the six periods in Hokusai’s life, presenting a massive compendium comprised of over 500 works, many of which likely won't make it out of Japan again. The show is divided into two phases to protect the most fragile works, replacing some of the prints with equivalent images part of the way through.

Hokusai, arguably the world's most famous Japanese artist, stood out from his contemporaries for his interest in everyday life. Instead of solely depicting glamorous geishas and heroic samurais, Hokusai rendered everyday workers, fisherman, and other urban scenarios that weren't yet immortalized thr...

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