Painting Manuals & Artistic Originality in Ming China
A Talk by J.P. Park
Thursday, October 18, 2012 from 5:00pm to 6:30pm
Edward B. Bunn, S.J. Intercultural Center 302-P
Focusing on Huasou (Forest of Paintings), the first multi-genre painting manual published in China around 1579, Park’s presentation will illuminate how such publications accommodated the cultural tastes and aspirations of the general reading public in early modern China. This discussion of painting manuals will further demonstrate how their immediate popularity among the public caused a paradigm shift in the literati art world; thus, their production and consumption were intertwined with taste-making mechanisms shared by both middle-brow and elite art consumers in early modern China.
J.P. Park is Assistant Professor of Chinese and Korean Art History at the University of Colorado-Boulder. He has published articles and books on Chinese print culture and contemporary East Asian art. He is currently working on a new manuscript project titled “Recycling Chinese Art: Cultural Consumption of Chinese Painting Manuals in Edo Japan and Choson Korea.”