British Museum presents: Hokusai

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British Museum presents: Hokusai


Tuesday Nov 07 01:00 PM
Tuesday Nov 07 07:30 PM
Thursday Nov 09 01:00 PM
Thursday Nov 09 07:30 PM
Sunday Nov 12 01:00 PM
Sunday Nov 12 07:00 PM
Wednesday Nov 15 01:00 PM
Wednesday Nov 15 07:30 PM


Doris Duke Theatre


Museum members: $10.00
General Admission: $12.00


About the Film:

Directed by Patricia Wheatley. 2017. UK / USA / Japan. 87 min.

The British Museum’s stunning exhibition Hokusai: Beyond the Great Wave, may have closed in August, but you can still experience it in this groundbreaking documentary. Filmed in Japan, the US and the UK, the film focuses on Hokusai’s work, life and times in the great, bustling metropolis of Edo, which would become modern Tokyo. Introduced by arts presenter Andrew Graham-Dixon, and featuring artists David Hockney, Grayson Perry and Maggi Hambling, this is the first UK-produced film on Japan’s most famous artist. Using extraordinary close-ups and pioneering 8K Ultra HD video technology, Hokusai’s paintings and prints are examined by world experts who are at the forefront of digital art history. Hokusai influenced Monet, van Gogh and other Impressionists, and is the father of manga. And he’s as current as ever—he is the only artist with his own emoji.

We screen this film to help you get more out of the exhibition Katsushika Hokusai: Stations of the Tōkaidō, on view from October 26 to December 17. 

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