An exclusive exhibit celebrating the style and command of the female form curated by The Fashion Institute Of Technology, Karen Santry
Karen Santry's current work involves life size oil paintings of Japanese Kabuki actors on rosewood cutouts that function as larger than life-size installations. She recently received permission from the Japanese Government to paint the Kabuki in this highly realistic style as the Kabuki subject matter is considered one of the countrys national treasures.
Created around the year 1600, the history of Kabuki is as long as that of the united states and just as multifaceted. While it barely scratches the surface, the brief description of the history of Kabuki that follows will attempt to give a general overview.