Event Title
Must There Be Symbolism? Chinese Bird-and-Flower-Painting Talk
Name San Diego Chinese Historical Museum
Address Chuang Archive & Learning Center 541 2nd Avenue
City San Diego
State CA
Zip 92101
Opening Hours
Location Central San Diego
Telephone 6193389888
Email info@sdchm.org
Web Site http://www.sdchm.org
   
Contact Natalie Zhang  
Fee Free and Open to the Public. Donations welcome.
Reception Date 15-2-2020
Dates Starts On 15-2-2020   Ends On 15-2-2020
Opening Days
Opening Time 11:00
Event Description The genre of bird-and-flower painting first came to prominence in China during the 10th century as a court tradition of large scale, sumptuously colored and richly detailed decorative works. For centuries, the Court and Literati styles (established during the Song and Ming Dynasties) have remained the most popular traditions used to capture the beauty of the birds and flowers that reside in such paintings, which are still appreciated for their charm and beauty today. Many birds and flowers are auspicious symbols in Chinese culture due to folk legends or homophones. But is there inherently symbolism within bird-and-flower paintings (花鳥畫)? With Lily Birmingham (SDCHM Treasurer, Docent Training Lead), 3rd Saturday Lecture attendees will appreciate and explore various iconic bird-and-flower paintings throughout Chinese history and find out. This lecture is free and open to the public.
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