Jan.9 Eugene Wang

Eugene Wang

 (Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Professor of Asian Art, Harvard University)  

“What Do Pictures Want in Tombs? Mawangdui Once More”

Jan.9, Friday, 2:00-4:00 p.m.

CWAC 156  

Abstract

Pictures are meant to be seen. What is the point of placing them in the dark space of sealed tombs when no one could see them? The speculation that they are intended for the dead to see does not quite hold up. Based on a close analysis of the paintings found in the 2nd century BCE tombs at Mawangdui in south China, Professor Wang will offer his theory about what pictures do or want in tombs.

 

This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>