While Japan was still isolated from the rest of the world, the artist Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849) drew upon smuggled Dutch and French pastorals for creative influence. Hokusai's images of the natural world—along with his portraits of geishas, samurai, and sumo wrestlers—revolutionized ... read more
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