Ornamental, Practical, or Cosmological? Scopic Regimes of Botany in Chinese Painting of the Ming Dynasty
Monday, October 18th, 2021 | 4:00–5:30pm CT
Center for East Asian Studies | Conrad A. Elvehjem Building L140
Kathleen Ryor, Tanaka Memorial Professor of International Understanding and Art History from Carleton College, will discuss how Chinese handscroll paintings of flowers and plants from sixteenth century reflect the ways in which the cultivation of garden plants served as a mode of producing botanical knowledge, as well as a means to understanding the cosmos.