All museums of the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin are closed until further notice. Explore our online offers instead! Read more

Hokusai in Dahlem

30.08.2011 to 27.11.2011

The centrepiece of this temporary exhibition is a rare scroll painting by the painter and printmaker, Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849), which the patron and collector Klaus F. Naumann presented to the museum as a permanent loan.

The painting shows the Chinese immortal Wang Qiao flying on a goose. The signature 'Brush of Manji, a man crazy about pictures, at the age of 78' is a rare example of Hokusai's combination of artist names, seen on only few other paintings, and serves to date the painting as from 1837.

In this particular exhibition the scroll forms a dialogue with other works by Hokusai's contemporaries-many of them his direct rivals-as well as with pupils of Hokusai. In addition, a dozen illuminating painted works illustrate the painterly progression in the floating world of Hokusai.