Chinese-Language Tour: Deciphering Human Forms

April 30, 2021
8 pm (CT)


人物画是中西方艺术史中的一个重要门类。其中,形象逼真是传统艺术家们的重要追求。但在某些作品中,艺术家却经常对人物造型进行变形、扭曲和修改,从而达到逼真以外的其他目的。 华大的Kemper Art Museum拥有许多关于人体造型的有趣藏品,如与道教、中医有关的图像和武梁祠画像石拓片。在本次导览中,艺术史及考古学系博士生戴悦将与大家一同欣赏古今中外的艺术家们的人物造型作品。

本次线上导览将于4月30日(周五,晚8点)在Zoom平台举行。如有任何疑问,欢迎咨询导览员戴悦(邮箱,微信daiyue763)或美术馆工作人员Olivia Mendelson (邮箱。


The concept of likeness plays a central role in Eastern and Western figurative art traditions. Some artists, however, render human forms through distortion, simplification, or other modification, pursuing goals other than mimetic representation. In this Zoom tour, Yue Dai, PhD student in the Department of Art History & Archaeology in Arts & Sciences, will discuss several artworks in the Kemper Art Museum collection from different geographic locations and historical moments that feature a variety of depictions of human forms.

This hour-long tour in Chinese is free, but registration is required. Register here >>


Support for this program is provided by Women and the Kemper.

Image credit

Tom Wesselmann (American, 1931–2004), Bedroom Painting #2, 1968. Oil on canvas, 48 1/2 x 83 1/2 x 2 5/8". University purchase, Bixby Fund, 1968. © Tom Wesselmann / Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY