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Unformatted text preview: country (6).” These contrasting interpretations definitely contributed immensely to Europe’s own development of art. Inaga Shigemi effectively illustrates the process of and reasons behind Hokusai’s eminence by making many references to people, specifically art critiques, and their work. By drawing a parallel between Japanese and European art, the author delineates Hokusai’s impact on the development of art, in terms of expressions and techniques, throughout the world. Questions: 1.) Did politics play any specific role in art development during the 19 th century (since the author did mention republicans)? 2.) Was Hokusai’s art Westerners’ basis of judgement of Asian art? How do they know that Japanese art is superior to that of China? 3.) How did Hokusai respond to critiques?...
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- Fall '08
- japan, History of painting, Hokusai