Katsushika Hokusai died #onthisday in 1849. Hokusai is one of the most famous Japanese artists, and a key figure of the ukiyo-e ('floating world') school ????
These prints all come from his series Fugaku sanjūrokkei ('Thirty-six Views of Mt Fuji') made around 1829–1832. The major factor in establishing landscape as a new genre of ukiyo-e print was probably the sudden availability in the later 1820s of cheap Berlin blue. This strong, brilliant pigment could be used for water and sky, and would not fade. Hokusai used this new blue pigment to revolutionary effect in this series.
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Journey through 3,000 years of ancient Egyptian sculpture, including the Rosetta Stone and colossal statues of pharaohs. You can tour the gallery at your leisure on Google Street View: http://ow.ly/ebrT304v6Lo
We’re thrilled to announce a very special new exhibition exploring the work of one of Japan’s greatest artists. ‘Hokusai: beyond the Great Wave’ opens on 25 May 2017. It will lead you on an artistic journey through the last 30 years of Hokusai’s life, when he produced some of his greatest works. Our #Hokusai exhibition will be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see sublime prints and paintings, many on loan from across the world. The exhibition is supported by Mitsubishi Corporation.
Tickets are now on sale: http://ow.ly/lBEA307R2VH
Join us for a #FacebookLive broadcast later today at 17.30 GMT and ask your questions to our Hokusai curator Tim Clark!