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Chinese Painting Lecture at Confucius Institute

4:00pm - 5:30pm / Thursday 10th December 2020
Type: Workshop / Category: Department / Series: Confucius Institute
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In this lecture, we will see how the aesthetics of emerging-submerging realised in the depictions of sinuous water, undulant mountains, mists and haze, in the 10th to 14th century landscape paintings reflect the painters’ love of challenging themselves to capture the eternal transition and modification of nature. From the examination of a synthesis of Confucianist and Daoist ideas behind the story of mists, we shall better appreciate why and how this aesthetics reflects landscapists’ conception of existence as processual.

Dr Xiaoyan Hu gained her PhD in philosophy at the University of Liverpool. She specialises in Chinese aesthetics and philosophy of art. Her forthcoming publications include ‘The Art of Genius: The Notion of Qiyun (Spirit Consonance) in Chinese Painting and Some Kantian Resonances’ (Lexington Books, an imprint of Rowman and Littlefield).