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Art Review: Hokusai: Beyond The Great Wave – An Exhibition At The British Museum

Exhibition dates: 25th May – 13th August 2017

http://www.britishmuseum.org/whats_on/exhibitions/hokusai.aspx

 

the great wave off kanagawa

Katsushika Hokusai was born Tokitarō in 1760 in Honjo Warigesui, the present-day Kamezawa area of Sumida City. He was adopted by Ise Nakajima, an artisan, who made and supplied metal mirrors to the Shōgun’s court and, according to “Katsushika Hokusai Den” (Biography of Katsushika Hokusai) by Kyoshin Iijima, a mother who was granddaughter to Kobayashi Heihachirō, an expert swordsman and high ranking retainer of Read more…

Book Review: Photography In Japan 1853 – 1912

April 21, 2016 3 comments

A delight to the eye and a treasure trove of information!

Girl in Heavy StormPhotography in Japan 1853-1912 , originally published in 2006, provides a fascinating glimpse into the world of early photography in Japan often little known outside academic circles or those with a specific interest in the period when Japan was undergoing rapid modernisation.

Though most people are generally unaware of the larger scope of the world of early photography in Japan and the early photographs of both non-Japanese and Japanese photographers, some with little more than a passing interest may be aware of the photographs of Felice Beato, which have recently had a fair amount of publicity, some of which are included in this book. The book follows the beginnings of photography in Japan from its introduction by foreigners through its Read more…

Gallery Talk: “Japanese Landscape Prints: Then & Now” Ukiyo-e Pop

August 15, 2012 1 comment

Part of the Ukiyo-e & Contemporary Japonism exhibition!

Location: ICN gallery 96-98 Leonard Street, EC2A 4RH London

Date: Thursday 16 August from 7-8pm

Dr. Monika Hinkel’s last talk for the Read more…

Art Exhibition: “Ukiyo-e Pop” – Ukiyo-e & Contemporary Japonism At ICN Gallery London

July 19, 2012 4 comments

Location: ICN gallery 96-98 Leonard Street, London EC2A 4RH

Date: 5th July – 8th September 2012

Traditional ukiyo-e woodblock prints and contemporary manga illustration combine for a must-see exhibition at the ICN gallery in London.

A fabulous selection of works from the masters of landscape printings Read more…