Wednesday, January 17, 2018, 12 p.m.
Congdon Board Room, Hamilton Building - Lower Level, Denver Art Museum
Professor Bentley’s talk examines three Chinese incised lacquer folding screens produced between 1665 and 1800. All three screens include segments depicting Europeans hunting exotic animals and parading with gifts; two screens specifically indicate that the Europeans are Dutch. Analysis highlights the ways in which these Chinese screens borrowed “foreigner” imagery from earlier Japanese Nanban screens, and also from earlier paintings of Mongols hunting, and those “barbarian” constructs were even marketed back to Europe.
Tamara H. Bentley is an Associate Professor of Asian Art at Colorado College, where she has been on the faculty since 2001. In her earlier research, she focused on Chinese paintings and prints of the late Ming and early Qing periods. Recently, she has shifted her attention to the international movement of art objects both in and from the East Asian maritime circuits in the early modern period. As part of this larger endeavor, she has been working on Chinese lacquer folding screens, export competition between China and Japan, and the complex layering of cross-cultural contacts in early modern trade.
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