LOCATION: Museum of Oriental Art
This famous woodblock print by Hokusai known as the GREAT WAVE will be shown for the first time in Venice at the Ca' Pesaro Museum of Oriental Art from 8 September to 3 November 2013.
Copies of this multicoloured woodblock print are in many European collections of Japanese art and this one, in particular, among the most refined, has been lent by the Oriental Museum Chiossone in Genoa and will be on display for the first time along with a series of 36 views of Mount Fuji.
Alongside the Great Wave the exhibition also features a plaster model of the Hokusaiís masterpiece from the Anteros Tactile Museum of Ancient and Modern Painting, Francesco Cavazza Institute for the Blind in Bologna, to allow for tactile exploration of the work by all visitors.
This event will also be an occasion to present 24 printed books by Hokusai and his students to the public for the first time in collaboration with the Museum of Oriental Art, the Department of Asian and Mediterranean African Studies at the Università Ca' Foscari, and the Art Research Center at the Ritsumeikan University of Kyoto, which led to the digital and photographic cataloguing of this collection of 727 woodblock prints- for a total of 860 images ñ and 276 books - for a grand total of 12,200 images ñ which are kept in storage at the Museum of Oriental Art in Venice.