6 December 2018

Lunchtime talk: Great waves and winding roads – Hokusai and Hiroshige landscapes

From the 1830s to the 1850s, Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849) and Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858) developed a dynamic new genre of landscape prints that became hugely popular with their customers in Japan and later with western artists and collectors.

The talk will look at the development of this genre, from the influence of Chinese-style ink paintings and western prints, to Hokusai and Hiroshige’s unique contributions to the form.

We will look at how woodblock prints are made as well as the ways in which the artists involve us in their vistas of Japan.

Designed to fit around your lunch hour, our lunchtime talks explore a selection of treasures from our exhibitions and collections.