How to Read a Chinese Painting
Wednesday Nov 16 04:00 PM
Doris Duke Theatre
About the Lecture:
Do you feel like you are trying to understand a foreign language when you look at a Chinese painting? This talk will introduce the visual vocabulary used by Chinese landscape artists to express their ideas, and will explore different narrative techniques used to provide structure. Through close readings of selected paintings included in the exhibition Masterpieces of Landscape Painting from the Forbidden City, you will be given the clues you need to engage in a conversation with each painting, and gain a deeper appreciation for Chinese art.
Shawn Eichman is Curator of Asian Art at the Honolulu Academy of Arts, and the curator of the exhibition Masterpieces of Landscape Painting from the Forbidden City.