Exploring the “voice” in Chinese paintings from the 11th through the 18th century, this installation accompanies a graduate seminar that examines such paintings as “cold grove” (hanlin) landscapes. Students will test the validity of transposing “lyrical voice” to the study of painting, finding a way to analyze pictorial rhetoric by considering both textual cues and medium. The seminar is taught by Eugene Wang, Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Professor of Asian Art, Harvard University.
Teaching gallery installations are mounted in conjunction with Harvard University undergraduate and graduate courses and feature selected objects from the Harvard Art Museums collections. Coordinated by Amy Brauer, Diane Heath Beever Curator of the Collection, Division of Asian and Mediterranean Art, Harvard Art Museums.