Musée Guimet

Perhaps the most talented and prolific Japanese painter and draughtsman of his generation, Hokusai produced work that decisively influenced the evolution of the Ukiyo-e style of painting, of Western landscape painting and, in general, the decorative arts. About 130 works from the museum's collection, just a fraction of his large opus, will be on display, further enhanced by works from the collection of Norbert Lagane.

The exhibition is part of the larger commemoration of the 150th anniversary of diplomatic relations between France and Japan, and is the first major retrospective of Hokusai, an artist and craftsman who was obsessed with perfection. It traces six periods of his creative journey, including trends and influences within his work. His opus is immense; a small glimpse is given by this striking retrospective.

May 21 through August 4, 2008
6, place d'Iéna
75016 Paris
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