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Curator’s Choice Lecture: Miriam Wattles Mastering Light and Darkness: The Art of Kobayashi KIYOCHIKA

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One of the last great ukiyo-e (floating world picture) masters of Japan, Kobayashi KIYOCHIKA (1847–1915) is well known for his intense engagement with Western artistic practices in his prints and paintings. Having studied under both Western and Japanese artists, his range and output was astounding. His oeuvre included radical experimentations with light and shadow in Tokyo landscapes, battle scenes of the Sino- and Russo-Japanese wars, biting political satire and militaristic propaganda, as well as paintings and prints that gave a comical twist to traditional themes. Miriam Wattles, professor of Japanese Art History at UC Santa Barbara, focuses on Kiyochika’s paintings and prints from the Museum's permanent collection, highlighting the way he combined dark and light humor in his satirical cartoons and propaganda series.

Mary Craig Auditorium

Free SBMA Members and Students/$10 Non-Members/$6 Senior Non-Members

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Image: Kobayashi KIYOCHIKA, The Painter’s Gesture; Eye of the Needle; Blowing the Fire; Haircut, from the series “One Hundred Faces: Supplement to Thirty-Two Faces,” March 1883. Color woodblock print. SBMA, Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Roland A. Way.

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Santa Barbara Museum of Art
1130 State Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101

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