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The Great Wave Off Kanagawa by Hokusai, Explained

Great Art Explained is a super YouTube series that I am somehow just now learning about that, uh, explains great art. Host James Payne has done about a dozen videos on pieces like Artemisia Gentileschi’s Judith Beheading Holofernes, Warhol’s Marilyn Diptych, and Untitled (Skull) by Jean-Michel Basquiat. His latest is about The Great Wave Off Kanagawa by Katsushika Hokusai.
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Casting Hokusai's Great Wave in resin

In this captivating 17-minute video, Japanese maker, Jade, builds and sculpts a re-creation of ukiyo-e artist Hokusai's famous 19th century colored woodblock print, The Great Wave, and then casts it in a block of resin. Image: Screengrab.
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