These three lectures are designed for anyone interested in understanding how Mountain and Water painting is not only an artistic practice, delivering aesthetic pleasure, but also an experience of self-cultivation and spiritual improvement.
Throughout this course we will discover:
— The evolution of hermit culture and its relationship to Shanshui hua,
— Important texts about the origins of hermit culture
— Texts of two early Chinese traditional artists, Zong Bing’s Hua shanshui xu 《画山水叙》(Introduction to Mountain and Water Painting), and Guo Xi’s Linquan gaozhi 《林泉高致》(Essay on Mountain and Water Painting),
— The Works of Famous painters related to hermit culture.
Module 1: Origins of the Hermit culture in ancient China
Module 2: Hermit culture and the Emergence of the Genre of Mountain and Water Painting
Module 3: Hermit culture and Mountain and Water painting from Sui to Yuan Dynasties