East Asian Garden Lecture Series - Representations of the Garden of Solitary Delight (Dule yuan)

East Asian Garden Lecture Series - Representations of the Garden of Solitary Delight (Dule yuan)
Apr 17, 2018

Tuesday, 7:30 p.m.

Some representations of gardens in Chinese art are purportedly re-creations of physical gardens whose original form is now lost. Such images may or may not depict the site as it actually appeared, but they do reflect the conflation of history, memory, and imagination. Carol S. Brash of the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John's University will explore this topic by examining four very different representations of the Garden of Solitary Delight (Dule yuan), built in the 11th century by scholar-official Sima Guang. Free; no reservations required. Rothenberg Hall

 

Photo: The Garden for Solitary Enjoyment, 1515-1552, Qiu Ying (Chinese, 1494-1552), handscroll, ink and slight color on silk, John L. Severance Fund 1978.67, C (copyright) The Cleveland Museum of Art.

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