A cursive-script letter by the renowned eighth-century statesman Yan Zhenqing is the original work in a long handscroll that also includes a colophon by the eminent sixteenth-century calligrapher Wen Zhengming. This lecture explores the life of Yan’s letter and how Wen Zhengming linked his “jade” to Yan’s through traditional practices of artistic creativity and social reciprocity.
Amy McNair is professor of art history at the University of Kansas. Sponsored by the art department's Cooley Gray Fund. Free and open to the public.
Monday, November 4, 2019 at 4:45pm to 6:00pm
3203 Southeast Woodstock Boulevard, Portland, Oregon 97202-8199
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