3rd Saturday Lecture: Virtual Realities: Extreme Illusionism in Qing Court Painting.

11/21/2020 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM PT


Education - CCC


  • Free



Elaine Pierce on the illusion of 3 dimensions in Qing court painting.



The San Diego Chinese Historical Museum is partnering with the SDSU Chinese Cultural Center to bring twice-monthly remote educational programming to our community via this series of talks and discussions.  This series offers unique insights into  Chinese history, Chinese culture, American history and lifeways of Chinese Americans, with a particular focus on objects represented in the Museum’s permanent collection

On November 21st we will be joined by Elaine Pierce, who will present a lecture under the title "Virtual Realities: Extreme Illusionism in Qing Court Painting."  A brief description of Elaine's presentation follows:

How have artists throughout history “fooled the eye” with two-dimensional paintings that seem to come to life in three dimensions? The very different traditions for this in Europe and China collided in the early 18th century, when one of the greatest connoisseurs of all times, the Qianlong Emperor, and an extraordinarily versatile artist, Giuseppe Castiglione (Lang Shining) collaborated on grandiose projects. The marvels in art and architecture that they created will be the subject of this lecture.

Here is a link to the page where you may register to attend, via SDSU CCC Zoom: https://sdsu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAodOGurTssHNXBR97Df74N5u2wgMGNoviS.  After you register, you will receive information about how to connect to the event on Saturday via email.

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