Classical Chinese Painting
Jan. 29 - Mar. 30, 2018
Traditional or Classical Chinese painting is one of the oldest continuous artistic traditions in the world. Painting in the traditional style is known today in Chinese as guóhuà, meaning "national" or "native painting", as opposed to Western styles of art which became popular in China in the 20th century. Traditional painting involves essentially the same techniques as calligraphy and is done with a brush dipped in black ink or colored pigments; oils are not used. As with calligraphy, the most popular materials on which paintings are made are paper and silk. The finished work can be mounted on scrolls, such as hanging scrolls or handscrolls. Traditional painting can also be done on album sheets, walls, lacquerware, folding screens, and other media. The exhibit in the Global Gallery showcases works from the Song (960-1279) to the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911). Works displayed in the exhibit are reproductions of the originals from the public domain Chinese collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York city.
The exhibit will remain open during all OSU open hours from Jan 29, 2018 to March 30 2018.