The brushstroke has always been a central issue in art theory and practice of early Chinese painting. It reflects not only the culture transferring of painting between Central Asia and China, but also the important aesthetic thoughts and values of Chinese scholar-painters. Therefore, brushstrokes should not be just regarded as trails or traces of brush, but a key element for people to understand the characteristics of Chinese painting, especially ink-wash painting.
Even nowadays, the aesthetics of brushstrokes also affords Chinese contemporary art creative power and the identity of traditional Chinese culture. The lecture is going to show the links between the ancient and the modern, the Chinese and the foreign, and to show the unique Chinese traditional painting as an important part of world art.
Prof. Dr. Wei Hu studied Chinese traditional painting and Chinese art at East China Normal University. Since 1998, he has been working at the College of Architecture and Urban Planning, Tongji University in Shanghai. He graduated at East China Normal University on art theory of Chinese painting. Prof. Hu researched on Early Italian Renaissance as visiting-scholar and then taught as guest professor at the Institute of Art History at the University Bern in Switzerland. In 2015, Wei Hu was appointed a member of Advisory Committee for Humboldt-Forum in Berlin.
Dr. Pascal Decker
Stiftung Brandenburger Tor
Prof. Dr. Horst Bredekamp
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin Institut für Kunst- und Bildgeschichte
Prof. Dr. Wei Hu
bis 22.00 Uhr
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