The Great Wave – Hokusai

This appreciation of Master Japanese printmaker Hokusai and his enormously popular image “The Wave” is made by Christie’s.  Guided by modern printmaker in the Ukiyo-e woodprinting method, Takuji Hamanaka, we look closely into the methods and texture of the print.

We peer over his shoulder as he looks closely at a print of “The Wave”, and as he takes us step by step through the process of making a modern artwork of his own, using the same method.

If you suddenly experience the urge to rush out and begin collecting Japanese woodblock prints – don’t be surprised –  this short video was made by Christie’s auction house!


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