Presenting Noh Drama: Theater Prints of Tsukioka Kogyo

Opening day of SBMA's newest exhibit.

When: Saturday, Feb. 12, 2011, time TBA

Where: S.B. Museum of Art, 1130 State St., Santa Barbara

Cost: Not available

Age limit: Not available

Categories: Art (opening)


Presenting Noh Drama: Theater Prints of Tsukioka Kōgyo
February 12 – May 15, 2011

Tsukioka Kōgyo (1869-1927) was a master print designer of Japan's Meiji and Taishō periods. He is best known for the hundreds of prints he produced depicting noh theater, a highly stylized form of performance dating to the 14th century, that incorporates the arts of recitation, song, dance, and mime. Influenced by Western watercolors and photographs, as well as an interest in representing movement and three-dimensionality, Kōgyo developed a unique artistic style and created a new vision of the actors in the Japanese print tradition. In his celebrated series "One Hundred Noh Plays," the richly colored, meticulously printed, striking images of individual actors in each composition monumentalize the emotion and delicate movement expressed by each actor.

Selected from the Museum's Roland A. and Mary Louis Way Collection, this exhibition showcases approximately 60 prints from Kōgyo's series " One Hundred Noh Plays," supplemented with loans and related objects including a noh robe, mask, and noh-themed netsuke. This exhibition is co-curated by Susan Tai, Elizabeth Atkins Curator of Asian Art and Katherine Saltzman-Li, professor of Japanese literature and drama at the University of California at Santa Barbara with the assistance of her students.

Phone: 805-963-4364

Event posted Jan. 31, 2011
Last updated Jan. 31, 2011


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