The Met Hokusai

He Saw the World in a Wave

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Pub Date 30 Nov 2021 | Archive Date 26 Nov 2021
DK, DK Children

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See the world through Hokusai's eyes and be inspired to produce your own masterpieces.

Have you ever wondered exactly what your favorite artists were looking at to make them draw, sculpt, or paint the way they did? In this charming illustrated series of books to keep and collect, created in full collaboration with The Metropolitan Museum of Art, you can see what they saw, and be inspired to create your own artworks, too. In What the Artist Saw: Hokusai, meet groundbreaking Japanese artist Hokusai. Step into his life and learn what led him to create more than 30,000 works of art, including his famous woodcut views of The Great Wave off Kanagawa and Mount Fuji. Discover how he planned to live to 110 and even produced the first ever pieces of manga! Have a go at making your own printed artworks.
 
In this series, follow the artists’ stories and find intriguing facts about their environments and key masterpieces. Then see what you can see and make your own art. Take a closer look at landscapes with Georgia O’Keeffe, or even yourself, with Vincent van Gogh. Every book in this series is one to treasure and keep – perfect for inspiring budding young artists to continue their own artistic journeys. 
 
© The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
See the world through Hokusai's eyes and be inspired to produce your own masterpieces.

Have you ever wondered exactly what your favorite artists were looking at to make them draw, sculpt, or paint the...

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This was a beautiful and informational biography! I think kids will be drawn the lovely images and be inspired to create art just as Hokusai did.

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A great introduction to artists, this is a good series for older readers reminiscent of the Little People Big Dreams series. A great classroom or library resource

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