Saturday University with Timothy Clark

Hokusai’s Waterscapes

This summer’s blockbuster exhibition at the British Museum in London was Hokusai: Beyond the Great Wave, curated by Timothy Clark, head of the Japanese section at that museum. The ever-popular Japanese painter and woodblock printmaker created The Great Wave print in 1831–33, one of most widely recognized works of art in the world. This exhibition stood out as a significant contribution among the many exhibitions and publications on Katsushika Hokusai through its focus on work from Hokusai’s later years.

SAM’s Gardner Center is delighted to present Clark’s lecture on Hokusai’s Waterscapes as the final talk in the fall Saturday University Series. In his talk, Clark will highlight some of the many prints and paintings by Hokusai that feature the energy and graphic power of water in its forms of ocean, rivers, snow, mist, and clouds.

In addition to this recent exhibition, Clark also produced a catalogue of the exhibition (now sold out) and was featured in a BBC documentary on Hokusai. He has also organized exhibitions such as Shunga: Sex and Pleasure in Japanese Prints, and published on many artists and aspects of ukiyo-e, including Kuniyoshi, Utamaro, and the painter Jakuchu.

Saturday University is held in partnership with the University of Washington Jackson School of International Studies, Seattle University, and Elliott Bay Book Company.


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Saturday, December 9, 2017 - 10:00am
Seattle University - Pigott Auditorium
901 12th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122