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Chinese Painting 101: The Ten Chinese Paintings Everyone Should Know
February 20, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm$5
Special lecture with Tiffany Wai Ying Beres, Associate Director of SDCHM.
While oil painting is central to art history in the West, it has a very limited history of sixty years in China, dating back only to the Soviet realist school of painting. On the other hand, ink painting is one of China’s oldest and most highly respected art forms, with a history of more than 2,000 years. In fact, ink painting, works made from brush and ink (often color) on paper or silk, is known as guohua 国画 (literally “national painting”) and shares its artistic roots and traditions with Chinese calligraphy, another highly prized art form. Chinese Painting 101 will condense the history of Chinese Painting into a one hour interactive talk focusing on ten masterworks that every one should know in order to better appreciate the Chinese ink painting genre.
Please RSVP by 3:30pm on Friday (February 19) by calling the museum at 619-338-9888.
$5.oo for adults, free for members, children 12 and under, and students with valid ID. For more information, please contact the museum at 619.338.9888 or at email@example.com.