Catalogue from the exhibition held at the Tokyo National Museum from the 25th of October until the 4th of December 2005.
"This exhibition displays approximately 500 works dating from Hokusai's earliest period until he put down his brish and took to his final sickbed in the spring of his 90th year. This selection introduces the audience to Hokusai's unwavering creativity and the diversity of his unique artistic world." excerpt from the October 2005 Preface by Nihon Keizan Shimbun, Inc.; "Unquestionably the most thoroughly instructive study of the work of Katsushika Hokusai ever presented. How fitting that the prints, paintings, and drawings of this master gathered from around the world are assembled in Ueno, not far from the neighborhood where Hokusai crafted the humane yet haunting images that have seduced international audiences for nearly a century-and-a-half." excerpt from the introductory message by Julian Raby, Director, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C., October 2005.
Published by Nihon Keizai Shimbun, Inc, 2005 | Paperback
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