British Museum Presents: Hokusai
June 25 & June 28, 2017
@ select Cineplex Theatres across Canada
TORONTO SCREENING INFORMATION BELOW: (Other cities across ON and Canada at the bottom)
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This once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see these extraordinary works together will screen at select theatres across the country on June 25, with an encore presentation on June 28, 2017.
The fascinating new cinema event is a groundbreaking documentary made to accompany the British Museum exhibition Hokusai: beyond the Great Wave.
Filmed in Japan, France and the UK, the film focuses on Hokusai’s work, life and times in the highly developed urban culture of Edo (modern Tokyo) in the early 1800s.
Using extraordinary close-ups and pioneering ultra HD 8K video technology, Hokusai’s paintings and prints are examined by world experts who are at the forefront of digital art history. Hokusai spent his life studying and celebrating our common humanity as well as deeply exploring the natural and spiritual worlds, using the famous volcano Mount Fuji as a protective presence and potential source of immortality. He knew much tragedy, was struck by lightning and lived for years in poverty, but never gave up his constant striving for perfection in his art.
As Japan emerged from isolation, Hokusai found recognition in the west. The Great Wave and other works changed modern art, inspiring artists from Monet, Van Gogh and Picasso to Hockney and Baselitz. Hokusai is the only artist with an emoji, the father of manga, and still a vital inspiration to artists today.
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