Beyond the Great Wave — Hokusai at 90


A fisherman and a woodcutter — at age 90, the great Japanese artist Hokusai painted these moving images of contentment.

 

A conversation with Dr. Frank Feltens, The Japan Foundation Assistant Curator of Japanese Art, Freer Gallery of Art and Dr. Beth Harris, in front of Katsushika Hokusai, Fisherman, 1849, ink and color on silk, 113 x 39.6 cm and Woodcutter, 1849, ink and color on silk, 113.6 × 39.6 cm (Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920, F1904.181 and 1904.182)


Additional resources:

These paintings at the Freer Gallery of Art (the Fisherman and the Woodcutter)

Upcoming exhibition at the Freer Gallery of Art: Hokusai: Mad about Painting

Cite this page as: Dr. Frank Feltens, Freer Gallery of Art and Dr. Beth Harris, "Beyond the Great Wave — Hokusai at 90," in Smarthistory, November 1, 2019, accessed July 9, 2020, https://smarthistory.org/beyond-the-great-wave-hokusai-90/.