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Leonardo da Vinci and “Libro di pittura” — Is Painting a Scientific Subject?

Leonardo da Vinci and “Libro di pittura” — Is Painting a Scientific Subject?

Professor Vecce researched and interpreted “Libro di pittura” compiled by da Vinci’s manuscripts. He concluded that painting is not only an art form to express reality but a scientific and philosophical study for da Vinci. It was hosted by Gao Gao, the Assistant to the Director of CAFA Art Museum.
Inheriting: A Symposium in Memory of Jin Weinuo’s Art Education and Academic Achievements

Inheriting: A Symposium in Memory of Jin Weinuo’s Art Education and Academic Achievements

The leaders of Central Academy of Fine Arts, Jin Weinuo’s friends, academic colleagues, the successive student representatives and the family members of Jin Weinuo attended the symposium.
Classics by Leonardo da Vinci arranged in the Central Academy of Fine Arts, Making Impossible Encounters Become Possible

Classics by Leonardo da Vinci arranged in the Central Academy of Fine Arts, Making Impossible Encounters Become Possible

The exhibition presents high-quality reproduction of 17 pieces of Leonardo da Vinci’s classics...
In Memoriam Zou Yuejin—Idea and Art interprets “spiritual productivity” across 22 Years

In Memoriam Zou Yuejin—Idea and Art interprets “spiritual productivity” across 22 Years

Citing the word “Nachleben” by Aby Warburg, Professor Li Jun regards Zou’s publication eight years after his death as a “spiritual productivity”. He thinks that books, like works of art, have an afterlife, just like an echo, a response of sound bouncing off a thick wall.
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...