History of Art and Visual CultureHAVC 196B The Individual and Tradition in Chinese Painting of the 17th Century

Embracing the last great transition between imperial dynasties in China, the 17th century was a period of extraordinary creativity in Chinese painting. Both the proponents of traditional values and the seekers after viable individualism were equally vigorous and inventive. Much of their work still has a strong and immediate appeal to the eyes and minds of today. Explores both the working of this period and the nature of its continuing appeal. (Formerly course 191I.)


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