We continue the fourth session in the series Survey of Art in China where through a systematic study, we will explore the social context in which calligraphy and ink painting arose in China. Why is calligraphy one of the highest and most esteemed arts in China? Was it always a critically elevated form of art? As we attempt to remove some of the layers of mystique, the findings will astound and bemuse you. As to ink painting, which emerged first: landscape scenes or figurative elements? Which took earlier precedence: ink washes in color or monochrome? As Julie Chun provides an accessible introduction into this vast and highly important art historical field of study, many answers (as well as more questions) will arise to reveal a fascinating and insightful glimpse into China’s intriguing past that continues to inform the present.
Wednesday, January 11
1:45pm registration, 2:00pm to 4:00pm
(meet at tea shop 2/F)
201 Renmin Avenue
(metro lines 1, 2, or 8 to People’s Square, exit 1)
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org by January 8, under subject type “Intro to Calligraphy” and include your membership number and mobile phone number. SEA cancellation policy applies after January 8. SEA coordinator is Anita Laurila, mobile: 156-0185-1467.