The spectacular Hosukai exhibit at Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts ended today, and I finally managed to get there. I took bunches of photos, none of which do justice to the originals. I’ll post just a few of them today.
Hokusai’s greatest hit was the series of landscape prints called Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji. Here’s the greatest hit of that greatest hit, “The Great Wave of Kanagawa”:
And here’s “Umezawa in Sagami Province“:
And “Tsukuda Island in Musashi Province“:
And “South Wind, Clear Sky”:
As a special bonus, here is an MFA favorite, Monet’s portrait of his wife in Japanese costume, “La Japonaise”:
I saw the exhibit, also. Wonderful — but more than I could walk through in one evening. Meant to get back to it, but didn’t — but he produced so much work during his lifetime that even the single evening was wonderful. Made me want to go off somewhere and write poems without words, too.
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