2016 / Huntington Library East Asian Library Lecture Series: “Chinese Woodblock Prints” by Suzanne Wriht, Oct. 25

Twelve Images and Prefatory Comments for Dream of Duckweed Clinging to Banana, 1879. Harvard-Yenching Library.

Twelve Images and Prefatory Comments for Dream of Duckweed Clinging to Banana, 1879. Harvard-Yenching Library.

The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens
EAST ASIAN GARDEN LECTURE SERIES

Tuesday October 25, 7:30 p.m.
Free and open to the public / No reservations required

Rothenberg Hall
The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens
1151 Oxford Road, San Marino, CA 91108

‘How Can I Disdain…this Carving of Insects?’:
Painters, Carvers and Style in Chinese Woodblock Printed Images

Suzanne Wright
University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Professor Suzanne Wright discusses the partnerships between Chinese painters and woodblock carvers who worked together to produce prints of exquisite beauty in the Ming and Qing dynasties.

While the names of many of these artists have not been recorded, others, both famous and relatively obscure today, were identified within the texts as a marketing tool.

Wright is co-curator of the exhibition “Gardens, Art, and Commerce in Chinese Woodblock Prints,” now on view at The Huntington.

This lecture was made possible by the Justin Vajna Memorial Fund for Educational Programs in the Chinese Garden.

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