Perhaps the most famous Japanese work of art, Katsushika Hokusai’s landscape print ‘The Great Wave off Kanagawa’ (1831) brilliantly illustrates the transformative power of technology on aesthetics.
The contrasting blues of the Great Wave capture a complex tale of scientific revolution, shifting socioeconomic power, and a world shrinking as influences travelled ever faster from one continent to the next.
Guided by Marco Leona, head of the Department of Scientific Research at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, this program will travel through 200 years of Japanese and European history and culture to explore how changes in art mirror changes in society. This event will be hosted by QAGOMA Director Chris Saines.
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