Title

Salvation in Silk

Presenting Author Name/s

Holli Turner

Faculty Advisor

Agnieszka Whelan

Presentation Type

Oral Presentation

Disciplines

Asian Art and Architecture

Description/Abstract

Many artists and viewers find sanctuary in their ability to transport themselves into the expressive Chinese landscape handscrolls. The painted scrolls never truly concern themselves with the realistic depictions but rather focus on mental escape through nature. The paper will examine the long tradition of blue and green landscape paintings and the desire of the artists to engage with landscape as symbolic of cosmic order and permanence. The primary focus is the early Qing Dynasty handscroll in the collection of the Chrysler Museum titled “Mountainous Landscape”. In this presentation I will explore why the artist chose a distinctly traditional style for his creation and discuss the importance of continuity in Chinese aesthetic.

Session Title

Art History 1 Presentations

Location

Learning Commons @ Perry Library, Room 1306

Start Date

3-2-2018 9:00 AM

End Date

3-2-2018 10:00 AM

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Salvation in Silk

Learning Commons @ Perry Library, Room 1306

Many artists and viewers find sanctuary in their ability to transport themselves into the expressive Chinese landscape handscrolls. The painted scrolls never truly concern themselves with the realistic depictions but rather focus on mental escape through nature. The paper will examine the long tradition of blue and green landscape paintings and the desire of the artists to engage with landscape as symbolic of cosmic order and permanence. The primary focus is the early Qing Dynasty handscroll in the collection of the Chrysler Museum titled “Mountainous Landscape”. In this presentation I will explore why the artist chose a distinctly traditional style for his creation and discuss the importance of continuity in Chinese aesthetic.