Free Admission to Fine Art Fair and Lecture at National Academy

The American Art Fair will debut December 1-4, 2008 at the National Academy Museum & School of Fine Arts, 1083 Fifth Avenue at 89th Street, New York City with a gala preview on Sunday, November 30. The Fair focuses on the grand tradition of American art established early in the 19th century and gathers more than 200 works in a virtual “group show” by National Academy members and their circle.

On Wednesday, December 2, 5:00PM, there will be a penal discussion 
“Collecting in the Age of Technology”
hosted by the National Academy Museum in conjunction with The American Art Fair running from Nov 30 – Dec 3. The panel will discuss the advantages and pitfalls of various popular online resources and the latest specialized technology.

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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