On this Second Thursday of Lent, join Fr. Michael Reyes, OFM for a new episode of Friar Art! Discover the history behind Hokusai’s iconic “The Great Wave” and how it has influenced the work of many great artists throughout history.
On this Third Thursday of Lent, join Fr. Michael Reyes, OFM, for a new episode of FriarArt! Continue to join us as we explore the history behind the block print process and how this beautiful art relates to our Lenten journey.
Fr. Michael continues to explore Hokusai’s “The Great Wave” and how it was influenced by the Western Art World. He also discusses the elements of color and perspective of this famous and vibrant color block print.
Hokusai was considered courageous for creating this masterpiece during the Sokoku Period- a time of suppression in Japan. How can we be courageous in our own lives, as Hokusai was in his art?=
Welcome back to Friar Art. Join Fr. Michael Reyes, OFM as he concludes his reflection and examination of Hokusai’s “The Great Wave”. Today, we explore the element of scale in this block print masterpiece, and how it can affect our attention, interpretation, and emotions. Like the fishermen caught under “The Great Wave,” we often find ourselves fighting to stay afloat during life’s challenging times. It is when we believe that God is with us that we remember they will always calm down.