The Eastern Jin Dynasty artist and statesman Wang Xizhi (303-361) was admired for his calligraphy during his lifetime, but it was the powerful favor of later Chinese rulers who established him as the greatest calligrapher of all times, a position that he enjoys down to the present day. In this talk, Antje Richter, Assistant Professor of Chinese at UCBoulder, will discuss aspects of Wang Xizhi’s persona as we encounter it through the ages, both in anecdotal and art history writings and in visual representations (paintings and popular prints) that are at the core of the popular perception of the “Sage of Calligraphy.”
Free for Asian Art Association members, $5 for teachers and students, $7 for DAM members, $10 others. Doors open at 11:30 am. Limited seating; reservations requested.
General museum admission not required for the lecture, but is required for gallery admission.
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Sponsored by the Asian Art Association, a DAM support group.