Ms. Leung Ge Yau Candy: Some Insights on the Genre of Bird Painting in the Yuan Dynasty (1271-1368)

Date: 30 November 2017
Time: 4:30pm
Venue: Room 10.28 Run Run Shaw Tower

The genre of bird painting became a well-established independent genre of practice in the Tang dynasty (618-907) and flourished in Song dynasty (960-1279) with the imperial support. The painters of Song Academy executed works rich in colour with detailed brushwork, and such meticulous style of painting formed the dominant mode of representation for bird paintings prior to the Yuan dynasty (1271-1368). In the Yuan dynasty, the genre of bird painting underwent significant changes in various aspects. One of the major developments was the rise of the sub-genre of ink monochrome bird painting, and Wang Yuan 王淵 (act. c. 1300-1360) … (Please click on the image to read more)