A tsunami of Hokusai
The late 18th and early 19th century Japanese artist and printmaker Katsushika Hokusai is best known for his classic ukiyo-e woodblock print, The Great Wave Off Kanagawa, from the series 36 Visions Of Mount Fuji. His work seemed to embody the soul of his native land and was an influence on both Art Nouveau and Impressionism. Until January 18th the Grand Palais offers a chronological retrospective on a scale quite unprecedented, with some 500 works on display. In order to preserve the most fragile examples of Hokusai art, the exhibition is designed in two parts, while maintaining the overarching story. The first set of prints will be replaced by equivalent prints often from the same series, the paintings on silk and paper will be rotated; a fitting arrangement for such a prolific creator, who changed his artistic identity many times during his long career. JR.
Hokuzai at the Grand Palais (Clémenceau entrance)
Less than 25 minutes from the Hotel Fabric
Metro: Champs Élysée Clémenceau or Franklin D. Roosevelt
From October 1st 2014 to January 18th 2015 with a break period to effect the rotation of the works between November 21st and 30th 2014.
Sunday from 9:00 to 20:00, Monday from 10:00 to 20:00. Late openings on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 10:00 to 22:00 and Saturdays from 9:00 to 22:00. Closed on Tuesdays.
Picture : The Great Wave Off Kanagawa by Katsushika Hokusai
MORE JAPAN MANIA IN PARIS
- Exhibition: ‘Le Japon Rive Gauche’ (Left Bank Japan) at Bon Marché until October 18th , 2014, featuring the best of Made in Japan creativity and a completely exclusive selection of kawaï. www.lebonmarche.com/evenements/japon.html
- Exhibition: ‘Le Japon Au Fil Des Saisons’ (Japan Through The Seasons) at the Cernuschi Museum until January 11th , 2015, looks at the essence of emotional ties to the Japanese land and culture. www.cernuschi.paris.fr/fr/expositions/en-cours
- La Maison de la Culture du Japon à Paris (The House of Japanese Culture in Paris) features exhibitions, films, performances, workshops and conferences throughout the year. www.mcjp.fr