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The Many Faces of Beautiful Women in Chinese Paintings

Join Dr. Wen-chien Cheng, curator of Chinese art with the Royal Ontario Museum, as she examines images of divergent female ideals in Didactic, Auspicious, and Romantic: The Many Faces of Beautiful Women in Chinese PaintingsDr. Cheng will be exploring the shinü (painting of gentlewomen) and meiren (painting of beautiful women) genres.  Developed as early as the Tang dynasty, these styles became popular during late imperial Ming-Qing periods.  The beautiful women portrayed in such paintings appeal to viewers by virtue of their opulent, elegant and, in many cases, provocative appearances.  In her talk, Dr. Cheng addresses the multiple functions of these paintings by analyzing both the visual cues and their cultural implications.

Date: Wednesday, March 2, 2016
Time: 7 – 9 p.m.
Location: TSH B-105

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Date(s) - March 2, 2016
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

TSH B-105


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