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Big Picture in Tiny Space: From Ancient Qin-Han Seals to Modern Seal Carving

Virtual Guided Tour (Video)

From Ancient Qin-Han Seals to Modern Seal Carving Exhibition

Date: April 11, 2022 (Mon)
Time: 9:00 – 10:30 am
Venue: Online via Zoom
Speakers: Professor Flora Li-Tsui Fu, Mr. Zhang Jinfa and Mr. Pang Kun
Language: Putonghua
(Registrants will receive the Zoom link by e-mail one day before the Talk)

Students may attain 1.5-hour credit for the HLTH1010 Healthy Lifestyle Course after attending the tour.

This virtual guided tour supports the HKUST course “Introduction to Chinese Art;” it also aims to inspire a wider audience. In the talk, Prof. Fu will guide audience to walk through a good number of ancient seals of the Qin and Han dynasties, together with impressions of their surfaces on paper or clay. The online exhibits also include 42 seals by modern seal artists to demonstrate how Qin and Han seals have been classical examples for copying by all peoples aspiring to become expert seal carvers over the millennia.

About the Speakers

Professor Fu graduated from National Taiwan University and received her MA and PhD in Art History from University of California at Berkeley. Her dissertation was on the sixteenth and seventeenth century Chinese paintings representing famous mountains and beautiful sights. She taught nineteenth and twentieth-century Chinese painting at the Institute of Art Studies, National Central University, Taiwan, before she came to join HKUST in 1998. She is interested in research about landscape representations of religious sacred sites; twentieth-century Chinese painting; Ming and Qing painting; topographical painting; figure painting. In this event she has invited Mr. Zhang Jinfa and Mr. Pang Kun, who are experts in Chinese seals, to join the virtual guided tour.