publication . Conference object . 2008

Eileen Gray: a child of Japonism?

Starr, Ruth;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2008
  • Publisher: Trinity College Dublin. Long Room Hub
  • Country: Ireland
Abstract
My interest is in Gray's lacquer work and the influences on that work in the context of nineteenth-century fashion of Japonisme. Gray (1878-1976) had an appreciation of the Japanese characteristics of lacquer - perhaps absorbed from private and public Irish collections of Japanese art. Gray also had a twenty-year working collaboration with Seizo Sugawara (1884-1937) from Jahoji, Japan - a town famous for its lacquer work. Sugawara was her most immediate contact with Japan, yet Sugawara's contribution has been sidelined in studies of Gray's lacquer work. I believe my research will add new insights to Gray as an artist, suggesting new interpretations of her work i...
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free text keywords: Eileen Gray, Japonism, Art history, Lacquer work
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