Tuesday, March 25, 2008

The Great Wave Off Kanagawa

On Sunday, I went to a gallery exhibiting the works of the Japanese artist Hokusai. Some of Hokusai's most famous artwork includes The Great Wave Off Kanagawa(pictured above) and Thunderstorm Beneath the Summit. He also painted a picture of the bridge at the Kameido Shrine, which I visited a few weeks ago, entitled The Drum Bridge at the Kameido Tenjin Shrine.

Hokusai is also famous for the influence he had on Monet's impressionistic style and his pictures helped Monet to develop alternative techniques to traditional landscape paintings.

It proved to be a fascinating exhibition, especially after having recently visited the Monet exhibition and the Kameido Tenjin Shrine.

You can see examples of Hokusai's work