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February 17, 2013

Confucius Institute Lecture - Non-Portraits in the Late Northern Song

Peter Sturman
Professor of Chinese Art History
University of California, Santa Barbara

Friday, February 22, 2013
4pm-5:30 pm
Henderson Room, Michigan League

Literati (wenren) artists of the late Northern Song period are known to have painted in almost every major genre, including landscapes, bamboo, bird-and-flower, horses, and figures, but portraiture is noticeably absent. A close contextual study of one painting in particular, The Ear Picker, wrongly attributed to the Five Dynasties Period painter Wang Qihan, will demonstrate that portraiture of a very particular nature, one that ironically can be labeled self-effacing, was not only practiced by wenren painters in Su Shi's coterie, it constitutes some of the most intriguing works of art of the eleventh century.

Posted by zzhu at February 17, 2013 04:36 PM