Australian Art

STARS OF THE TOKYO STAGE NATORI

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29-Jun-2012 - 25-Aug-2012

VENUE: RMIT Gallery


Opening night:Thursday 28 June 6-8 pm. Free,all welcome.


An inspiration to artists for centuries, kabuki draws on Japanís rich folklore, literature and history, as well as violent, romantic and scandalous events, to present lavish dramatic performances. This exhibition from the National Gallery of Australia reveals the dynamic world of Japanís kabuki theatre through superb actor portraits created by artist Natori Shunsen (1886Ė1960) in the 1920s and 30s. A selection of spectacular kabuki robes further illustrates the extravagance of the theatrical form.Curator Lucie Folan, National Gallery of Australia Artists Natori Shunsen. Public Program Thursday 26 July 12-1 pm: Lucie Folan, curator talk. Free. Bookings essential: 9925 1717.

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