LECTURE: Kuniyoshi, Kunisada: A Closer Look
Bonhams Auctions - Gallery 1
580 Madison Ave, between 56th and 57th Streets
New York, NY 10022
Joan Wright, Bettina Burr Conservator for Flat Asian Works on Paper at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston will present her work with the Japanese print collection highlighting the brilliant special effects created by the artisan block carvers and printers who transformed Kuniyoshi and Kunisada's designs into stunning works of art. Information about the colorants used for printing, comparison of impressions and detailed images of surface effects will be included.
With close to thirty years experience as a museum conservator specializing in works of art on paper, Joan Wright received her MA and Certificate in Conservation in Works of Art on paper from the SUNY Cooperstown/Buffalo Graduate Program in the Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works in 1984. From 1998 on, as a member of the Asian Conservation Studio staff of the MFA Joan has concentrated on Asian works on paper. She is responsible for the care of Indian and Islamic paintings, manuscripts, Japanese woodblock prints and illustrated books. Joan also oversees the care of Japanese postcards and with Jacki Elgar, conserves Tibetan Thangkas.
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