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Giuseppe Castiglione: Jesuit Court Painter to the Qing Emperors
Nixi Cura, Christie's Education, London
30 Apr 2013
18.45 - 20.00
£6Asia House Friends
In the 17th and 18th centuries China's relationship to the outside world was transformed. Nowhere is this transformation more clearly embodied than in the work of the Jesuit painter Giuseppe Castiglione (Lang Shining): court artist to the Qing emperors who transformed the painting in imperial China, whose influence was felt for centuries after his death.
This talk draws our lecture series to a close, exploring this dramatic integration of Chinese and European artistic styles through the National Palace Museum's unrivalled collection of works painted and influenced by Castiglione and other Jesuits at the Qing court. Nixi Cura is the Arts of China course director at Christie's Education, London. She is currently researching the art of the Qianlong reign during the Qing dynasty, when Giuseppe Castiglione was active at the Chinese court.
Part of the Treasures of the National Palace Museum, Taipei lecture series. Other events:
26 February 2013, 18.45
19 March 2013, 18.45
Image: One Hundred Horses, Giuseppe Castiglione (Lang Shining), (1728 CE) copyright National Palace Museum