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British Museum opens first exhibition in the UK to focus on the later years of Hokusai

Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849) has long enjoyed a strong international reputation and is considered by many to be Japan’s greatest artist. The British Museum is staging the first exhibition in the UK to focus on the later years of the life and art of Hokusai, featuring his iconic print ‘The Great Wave’ of c. 1831 and continuing to the sublime painted works produced right up to his death at the age of 90. Supported by Mitsubishi Corporation, Hokusai: beyond the Great wave provides new insight into the prodigiously productive last thirty years of Hokusai’s life and art from around 1820 to 1849. The exhibition adopts a new approach to explore Hokusai’s later career in thematic as well as chronological terms. The exhibition sheds light on Hokusai’s personal beliefs and his spiritual and artistic quest through major paintings, drawings, woodblock prints and illustrated books. Many have never been seen


After four years of renovation and redesign, the Museum of Warsaw reopens

Curator Jaroslaw Trybus points to a glass display case with an ornate brass door handle inside. Seemingly banal, the 19th-century curio is one of the few things that remains of Warsaw’s old city hall, which like 90 percent of the Polish capital, was destroyed during World War II. “The door handle was ripped out by force, which you can see by the trim plate, by the city hall janitor during the Warsaw Uprising,” Trybus told reporters at the Museum of Warsaw, which reopened Friday after four years of renovation and redesign. He “recognised that something had to be saved from city hall” as tens of thousands of Poles fought the occupying German Nazis in the ill-fated 1944 uprising. It was one of the war’s bloodiest episodes, taking the lives of some 200,000 Warsaw residents.


Paint Spot announces Summer Classes!! Register Now

Paint Spot announces Summer Classes!! Register Now Let’s enjoy summertime! Let’s get creative! Let’s learn to do more art! Oksana Zhelisko winds up her Oil: Remedies for Painting Problems for the summer in June, with 3 sessions,June 13, 20, &27, 10AM-1PM. This is a drop in series for painters who need some help to improve their oil paintings. Bring your [&hellip

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