The Great Wave by Hokusai: Great Art Explained

The Great Wave by Hokusai: Great Art Explained

The Great Wave by Hokusai: Great Art Explained  (2021)

In 1639 Japan closed its borders and cut itself off from the outside world. Foreigners were expelled, Western culture was forbidden, and Entering or leaving Japan was punishable by Death. It would remain that way for over 200 years. It was under these circumstances that a quintessentially Japanese art developed. Art for the people that was consumed on an unprecedented scale.“- Great Art Explained

District Grade:A-
District Category:Niche
Sub-Genres:YouTube, Art, Japan
Run Time:17 Mins
The District Categories: Niche (worth the watch for those interested in the topic), Worth It (worth your time), Classic (one of the best examples of the documentary genre), Skip It (not worth your time)

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About Great Art Explained

“I’m James Payne, a curator, gallerist and a passionate art lover. I am on a mission to demystify the art world and discover the stories behind the world’s greatest paintings and sculptures. Each episode will focus on one piece of art and break it down, using clear and concise language free of ‘art-speak’. Sometimes the art work is a springboard for other wider issues I would like to explore, and sometimes it is a simple exploration of techniques and meaning. For me, setting the works in context helps us appreciate them more. By sticking to fifteen minutes, I want to make sure I keep the viewer engaged and interested. My videos cover art from all cultures and classifications. In-depth research and a love for the perfect visual, will hopefully bring a new way of seeing familiar works.”


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The Great Wave by Hokusai: Great Art Explained

17 Minutes
Niche
Final Grade: A-
Now Streaming On: YouTube (Free)

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