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What's in a Chinese Couplet?
A couplet is composed of two lines of poetry that typically rhyme. When written in Chinese characters, the best couplets delight the ear, mind, and eyes with their skillful interweaving of meaning and presentation. Join Docent Linda Lei as she illustrates how the couplet form combines poetic and calligraphic talent.
ABOUT TAKEOUT TUESDAYS
“Take out” a taste of art! Join museum docents and fellow art lovers for interactive lunchtime encounters with selected artworks from the collection. We’ll gather on Zoom to look closely at compelling works using high-resolution images and uncover fun facts. Each weekly session explores a different topic. Unmute to join the conversation.
Image: Wedding couplet in semicursive script (xingshu), 1931. By Huang Jie (Chinese, 1873–1935). Ink on gold-flecked silk. Asian Art Museum, The Yeh Family Collection, 2003.39.1-.2. Photograph © Asian Art Museum of San Francisco.
The Asian Art Museum Docent Program is generously supported by the Dhanam Foundation and Society for Asian Art.