• Fragment uitHokusai British Museum Presents
  • Fragment uitHokusai British Museum Presents
  • Fragment uitHokusai British Museum Presents
  • Fragment uitHokusai British Museum Presents
  • Fragment uitHokusai British Museum Presents
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Patricia Wheatley, 2017 87 minutes UK, USA, Japan English 29 October 2017 Dutch
Exhibition On Screen

A ground-breaking documentary made to accompany the exhibition HOKUSAI: BEYOND THE GREAT WAVE.

Hokusai spent his life celebrating and studying our common humanity as well as exploring nature and spirituality. His life was full of tragedy, he was once struck by lightning and lived for years in poverty, but never gave up his search for perfection in his art. As Japan emerged from isolation, Hokusai found recognition in the west. Hokusai is the only artist with an emoji, the father of manga, and still inspires artists today.

Filmed in Japan, France and the UK, the film focuses on Hokusai's work, life and times in the highly developed urban culture of Edo (modern Tokyo) in the early 1800s. Using extraordinary close-ups and ground-breaking ultra HD 8K video technology, Hokusai's paintings and prints are examined by experts including exhibition curator Tim Clark and Roger Keyes.


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