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January 27, 2010

Winter 2010 CCS Noon Lecture Series - Michele Matteini

Experience of the Studio: Luo Ping's Copy of Three Horse Paintings by the Zhao Family

March 30, 2010
Tuesday 12 noon to 1:00 pm
Room 1636 School of Social Work Building
1080 South University

Rarely do Chinese artists speak of their formative years. This talk introduces a close copy after a 14th c. set of horse paintings that Luo Ping (1733-1799) completed in 1762. It will be argued that the act of copying provided Luo an opportunity to reminisce over his exchange with his mentor Jin Nong (1687-1763) and reflect upon issues of artistic transmission, originality, and appropriation- three aspects central to Jin Nong studio practice.

Michele Matteini is a Ph.D. Candidate at the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University. His dissertation positions the late career of the artist Luo Ping (1733-1799) in relation to the contemporary intellectual movement known as ‘evidential scholarship’ (kaozheng), with particular attention to Luo Ping’s exchange with the Beijing scholarly circles. He has been one of the curators of the exhibition, “Eccentric Visions: The Worlds of Luo Ping (1733-1799),” currently on view at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Posted by zzhu at January 27, 2010 03:30 PM