“How to Read Chinese Painting”

Start Date: March 3, 2017
End Date: March 3, 2017
Time Detail: 11:00-11:50
Location: Hilton/Grand Ballroom/3rd Floor, NY CITY
Type of Course: Other
Audience: National Association of Art Educators (NAEA) Annual Convention attendees.
Course Description: Featured Session: “How to Read Chinese Painting”
Speaker: Maxwell K. Hearn, Douglas Dillon Chairman, Department of Asian Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Chinese way of appreciating a painting is often expressed by the words du hua, "to read a painting." How does one do that? Because art is a visual language, words alone cannot adequately convey its expressive dimension. Mike Hearn, who has curated the Met’s Chinese painting collection for 40 years, visually analyzes select paintings and calligraphies from the Museum’s encyclopedic collection in order to elucidate what makes each a masterpiece. Examining works that date from the 8th to the 17th century, Mike will consider multiple layers of meaning -- style, technique, symbolism, past traditions, and the artist's personal circumstances -- in the treatment of landscapes, flowers, birds, figures, religious subjects, and calligraphies as a way to illuminate the main goal of every Chinese artist: to capture not only the outer appearance of a subject but also its inner essence.
Registration and Info:

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Offered to: All States
Additional Information: Followed by:
TOUR: East Asian Art at the Met 12:30-2:30
Metropolitan Museum of Art – Asia Wing, 5th Avenue at 82nd Street, New York, NY
Bus departs at 12:00 pm—Returns approximately 3:00 pm
All buses will depart from the Hilton New York Hotel at the
54th Street Entrance on the Lobby Level
The collection of Asian art at The Met—more than 35,000 objects, ranging in date from the 3rd millennium BC to the 21st century—is one of the largest and is the most comprehensive in the West. Each of the many civilizations of Asia is represented by outstanding works, providing an unrivaled experience of the artistic traditions of nearly half the world. The Chinese galleries and the Astor Court will be featured on the tour, along with works of art featured by Maxwell K. Hearn’s 11:00 presentation. No meal provided. Tour led by Elizabeth Hammer, Senior Specialist, Chinese Painting, Christie’s, NY; former Education Specialist, East Asian Art, Metropolitan Museum of Art.
$39 (Maximum participants: 50)