Iconic Japanese Artworks get Supersized Treatment in This Digital Art Exhibition

It includes Hokusais The Great Wave off Kanagawa and more Japanese woodblock print masterpieces
The digitised artworks have been reproduced with 3-D realism
The digitised artworks have been reproduced with 3-D realism

The works of Japanese artists from the Edo Period (1600-1868) will be projected on a massive screen in Tokyo as part of a unique digital exhibition.

The digital exhibition, launching in June, will feature supersized iconic ukiyo-e artworks such as woodblock prints and paintings on gold-gilt byobu folding screens and fusuma sliding doors of the era. Revealing to the world the works of five great masters&mdashHokusai, Sotatsu, Hiroshige, Korin, and Jakuchu&mdashthe digital art exhibit will project a captivating audio-visual presentation on massive screens.

The historic art pieces will be presented on a 45m-wide screen where one can authenticate every little detail of the&nbsppaintings up close on a larger scale. Although these paintings are digitalised, thanks to the present-day digital technology you can view intricate elements like the fibrous threads of the traditional washi paper and lines across a folding gold screen painting.

Hokusai&rsquos &lsquoThe Great Wave off Kanagawa&rsquo, Hiroshige&rsquos skilled touch to delicate fibres, stories of gold by Korin, Sotatsu, and Jakuchu and the subtle difference of the artists&rsquo expressions, narrated in the Commentary theater area will create an unmatched art experience.

A total of 40 works will help&nbspdefine the ukiyo-e movement between the 17th and 19th centuries, and will be displayed with English subtitles including Jakuchu&rsquos &lsquoRoosters and Cactus&rsquo and Hiroshige&rsquos &lsquoThe Fifty-Three Stations of Tokaido&rsquo.

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