Japanese arts in Melb – Hokusai (葛飾北斎) at NGV

Long time (since Tue) no update guys! Hope you had a nice week~ 😘 Yesterday I went to this Hokusai (葛飾北斎) exhibition and it was REALLY IMPRESSIVE! (Although it turned out to be a little bit ‘Where is Fuji’ later… 😆)

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Sooo… the exhibition.

It’s in the same gallery as the Van Gogh (check my blog on 🍑Van Gogh exhibition) one and Van Gogh was also inspired by him. Being very green to the art, I still loved the colour he used and thought it’s amazing that simple strokes can be so meaningful and beautiful; look at the lines he used to draw the mountain!

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The whole exhibition was broken down into below themes:

  • EARLY TO MATURE WORKS
  • THIRTY-SIX VIEWS OF MT FUJI (富嶽三十六景)
  • A TOUR TO THE WATERFALLS IN VARIOUS PROVINCES
  • REMARKABLE VIEWS OF BRIDGES
  • ONE HUNDRED GHOST STORIES (百物語怪談)
  • SNOW, MOON AND FLOWERS (雪月花)
  • A TRUE MIRROR OF CHINESE AND JAPANESE POETRY
  • EIGHT VIEW OF THE RYŪKYŪ ISLANDS
  • BIRDS AND FLOWERS
  • ONE HUNDRED POEMS EXPLAINED BY THE NURSE
  • HOKUSAI MANGA

I’ve highlighted my favourite themes💕 (as if you care but anyway😂). All the 3 pictures above were from the ’36 views of Mt. Fuji’ and it is the most well-known theme of Hokusai.

Personally (for whatever reason) I like the ‘100 ghost stories’ picture too…🙃 Feel it~😜

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The ‘Snow, moon and flowers’ series has very nice colour combinations 😄… sorry I don’t have better words to describe it but the colour was just very pleasant to look at.😅

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It took me less than 2 hours to finish the exhibition… part of reason was that I was too hungry😨… it’s definitely very worth visiting and even if you don’t understand arts (like me), you can still feel the beauty of his paintings.🤗

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