Bob Bentley

The Great Wave

This 50-minute programme in the BBC series The Private Life of a Masterpiece tells the story of Hokusaiís iconic print of a huge breaking wave. It explores Japanese culture and its influence on the West with historians and pundits, supported by stunning visuals and reconstruction.

Reviews

“A wonderful essay on the most famous of all Japanese prints.”

Daily Mail

“This accessible program provides a gripping lecture on the woodcut. Discussing the background and explaining why it is so important.”

The Times

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