Lecture of "Old Masters of Tomorrow" from Carnegie Museum of Art

Feb. 10, 2:00–3:00 PM
Member only, reservation required

From CMOA website:

To realize the ambition to collect “the Old Masters of tomorrow,” in 1896 Andrew Carnegie established the Carnegie International. Tour the collection and discover how artworks purchased in the Internationals reflect not only changing aesthetics, but also political and social issues of the day.

About Hui

Wang Hui lived from 1632 – 1717 and followed in the footprints of his great grandfathers, grandfather, father and uncles and learned painting at a very early age. He was later taught by two contemporary masters, Zhang Ke and Wang Shimin, who taught him to work in the tradition of copying famous Chinese paintings. This is most likely the reason why critics claim that his work is conservative and reflects the Yuan and Song traditions. One critic claimed that “his landscape paintings reflect his nostalgic attachment to classical Chinese aesthetics. Along with the other Wangs, Wang Hui helped to perpetuate the tradition of copying the ancient masters rather than creating original work.

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