How to Read Chinese Paintings
Maxwell K. Hearn, Douglas Dillon Chairman, Department of Asian Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art
19 February 2019
Presented by the Ink Society
Mike Hearn presented several paintings and calligraphies from the museum's collection, including masterworks by Huang Tingjian, Han Gan, Zhao Mengfu, Wen Zhengming and Chen Hongshou. He visually analysed each work in detail, examining its style, technique, symbolism and the artist's personal circumstances, to reveal multiple layers of meaning. Mike also spoke on how some of the works came into The Met's collection.