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Who was Zheng Jin? —The Predecessor of the Central Academy of Fine Arts and the Improvements of the Chinese Art Education System

Who was Zheng Jin? —The Predecessor of the Central Academy of Fine Arts and the Improvements of the Chinese Art Education System

The exhibition is presented with two clues: documentary and works for discussion on Zheng Jin’s oeuvre.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art presents the exhibition "Celebrating the Year of the Pig"

The Metropolitan Museum of Art presents the exhibition “Celebrating the Year of the Pig”

This exhibition will feature depictions of pigs created by Chinese artists within the last 2,000 years. Particularly notable are a sixth-century pottery figure of a stout pig in recumbent position and two sets of Chinese zodiac animals, which illustrate both the universal appeal of pigs as a symbol of wealth and the integral role that...
Fred S. Kleiner: The Birth of Western Art

Fred S. Kleiner: The Birth of Western Art

In the lecture, Fred S. Kleiner proposed that the birth of Western art traditions, namely “Art for Artist”, a revolutionary idea of artistic creation, happened in ancient Greece in the 500 BCE and he took the rich and informative works of art from around the world as examples to clearly and strongly show the audience...
Knowledge Production in Art History: the Second Wang Xun Art History Forum Opened

Knowledge Production in Art History: the Second Wang Xun Art History Forum Opened

While the current issues on the academic research of art history were presented, it has also promoted an exchange and dialogue between the scholars of art history from CAFA and the ones from other institutes, and thus endeavors to develop the discipline.
James Elkins: The End of Diversity in Art History, Theory and Criticism

James Elkins: The End of Diversity in Art History, Theory and Criticism

In this lecture, Elkins took the “North Atlantic” as the main point to form a discussion on the conflict between globalization and diversity in contemporary art history. Elkins declared that, “North Atlantic” sometimes meant the geographic region, but usually it meant historical art writing, and “North Atlantic” was an English-based historical art writing method, from...
Theorizing Visual Culture: James Elkins talking about concepts of contemporary art

Theorizing Visual Culture: James Elkins talking about concepts of contemporary art

The lecture was divided into five sections: inward thinking, immersion, empathy, affected theory, and beauty. Within each section, Elkins introduces the semiotic meaning of each term, elucidated from them with corresponding research results...
John Baines: “Egyptian Relief Palettes of the Late Fourth Millennium: Changes and Crystallization in Pictorial Art”

John Baines: “Egyptian Relief Palettes of the Late Fourth Millennium: Changes and Crystallization in Pictorial Art”

In the lecture, John Baines studied the relief patterns in the ancient Egyptian palettes, and used the decorative form of other Egyptian artifacts as circumstantial evidence in his presentation.
The Symposium on “From West to East: Visions and Methods of Chinese and Western Art Criticism in the 20th Century” was held at CAFA

The Symposium on “From West to East: Visions and Methods of Chinese and Western Art Criticism in the 20th Century” was held at CAFA

The publication concisely constitutes a clue through which we can to some extent observe the historical trajectory of Chinese and Western art criticism...
Hua Tianxue: The Relationship between Xu Beihong and Japanese Fine Arts

Hua Tianxue: The Relationship between Xu Beihong and Japanese Fine Arts

Hua Tianxue examined the commentary on “Japanese Ministry of Education Fine Arts Exhibition” written by Xu Beihong that attempts to explore the influence of the trip to Japan on Xu Beihong’s art.
Wu Hongliang: Xu Beihong and No. 2A Dayabao Hutong

Wu Hongliang: Xu Beihong and No. 2A Dayabao Hutong

In the lecture, Wu Hongliang started with the relationship between Xu Beihong and No. 2A Dayabao Hutong, then selected four historical time nodes and returned to historical events to review and analyze changes in people and events, thus restoring historical events and stories while outlining the art ecology of the 20th century. ...
Zhou Bo: Dunhuang and Modern Visual Culture in China

Zhou Bo: Dunhuang and Modern Visual Culture in China

In this lecture, the artworks by Zhang Daqian, Wu Zuoren, Sun Zongwei, Dong Xiwen, Saone Chang and so on were used to introduce Dunhuang’s influence on modern Chinese art and design.
Zhang Qiqun: Why Did the Qin & Han People Believe in Yin-Yang and the Five Elements?

Zhang Qiqun: Why Did the Qin & Han People Believe in Yin-Yang and the Five Elements?

During the lecture, Prof. Zhang started from the historical background of Yin-Yang and Five-element theory in the Qin and Han dynasties. By quoting the historical accounts that remained from ancient times, he demonstrated & expounded the relationship between the ancient Chinese astronomy...