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Chinese Art History
January 6 @ 9:30 am$220. – $265.
A journey through the history of Chinese art, beginning with the amazing terra cotta army of ancient Xi’an. Chinese landscape painting, with its vast and mysterious mountain vistas, will be explored, along with the complementary tradition of bird-and-flower painting, which focuses on the close observation of the beauty of nature and conveys the brilliant colors of petals and feathers. The unique art form of Chinese calligraphy, which since ancient times has been called “a bird on the wing,” will be given in-depth consideration to show how calligraphy expresses the personality and emotion of the artist with each brushstroke. The palaces of the Forbidden City, with their grand architecture, will also be included. The finale of the course will be the astonishing wood and ivory miniatures of the nineteenth century—works of art that are best viewed through a magnifying glass!
Classes meet January 6 – March 9
Mondays, 9:30 am – 11:30 am
#WW01 $265 (Museum members $220)