On Beauty: the Color

First cycle of Mokichi Okada Lectures

The first initiative organized by the Chair (March-June 2021) has been a series of online lectures, which focused on the theme of colour and its various perspectives in relation to beauty. This series of events opened with one of Japan’s “living national treasure”, Osumi Yukie: a metalworking artist specialized in traditional techniques such as tankin and nunomezōgan. The closing event has been a practical demonstration of Kohrincha (a type of Ikebana) by the Master Yamate Shigeru.

This is the complete list of lectures:

March 31, 2021 – h. 11
Yukie Osumi (National Living Treasure of Japan) 
The Japanese Metalwork and My Work. History, Techniques, Characteristics, Nunome Zogan techniques: color.

April 14, 2021 – h. 15
Philip Ball (writer) 
The invention of colour

April 28, 2021 – h. 15
Patrizia Magli (IUAV University) 
Dentro il colore. L'attraversata del nero

May 12, 2021 – h. 15
Manlio Brusatin (IUAV University)
Colore come illusione?

June 9, 2021 – h. 11
Giovanni Peternolli (Università di Bologna)
Colore e natura: l'arte sublime di Ogata Kōrin (1658-1716)

Yamate Shigeru
Dimostrazione pratica di Kohrinka, una forma particolare di Ikebana