Calendar Pages -- Magnificent Obsession:Tradition and Innovation in the Kimono Art of Itchiku Kubota (1917-2003)
October 15th, 2016
Magnificent Obsession:Tradition and Innovation in the Kimono Art of Itchiku Kubota (1917-2003)
Lecture by Dale Carolyn Gluckman
Saturday, 15 October 2016
The internationally recognized kimono artist, Itchiku Kubota, brought to his work an emotional response to nature that was both deeply personal and uniquely Japanese. A life-long resident of Tokyo, he was well versed in the arts of his native country, fascinated by other cultures and familiar with Western art. The work of the 19th-century French Impressionists, particularly Claude Monet (1840-1926), resonated with Kubota’s own artistic concerns. Both artists had a fascination with the effects of light on color. Throughout his career Kubota explored new directions in presentation, format, materials and techniques - he was unafraid to experiment or question established ways of doing things and his work is characterized by a unique blending of tradition and innovation.
Dale Carolyn Gluckman is an independent curator and a senior consultant to the Queen Sirikit Museum of Textiles. She was head of the Department of Costume and Textiles at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art until 2005. Dale has lived and traveled extensively in Japan and was lead curator on the LACMA exhibition and publication, ‘When Art became Fashion: Kosode in Edo Period Japan’ (1992). In 2007 she curated ‘Kimono as Art: The Landscapes of Ichiru Kubota’ for the San Diego Museum of Art and authored the accompanying catalogue.
Venue: Bandara Suites Silom
4th floor conference room
75/1 Soi Saladaeng 1
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Time: 10:00 am
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