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Perspectives, Placing the Viewer in Song Dynasty Painting and Maps

This talk presents part of a larger project that examines the depiction of specific sites, regions, and empire during the Song dynasty (10th—13th century). By focusing on how paintings and maps position the viewer vis-à-vis the landscape, I will explore how geographical knowledge is constructed with painterly and graphic means and what the implications are with regard to how observation, survey, and measuring translate into extrapolations that present a visual experience.

When: Thursday March 15, 2018 | 4 – 5 pm
MOA Room 213
Speaker: Julia Orell, Assistant Professor, Department of Art History, Visual Art & Theory, UBC


Image credits: Li Gonglin (ca. 1041-1106), Mountain Villa, dated to the 13th-14th century, section of a handscroll: Lodge of Establishing Virtue, ink and color on silk, height 27.8 cm, Villa I Tatti (former Berenson Collection)