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Ni Zan’s Melancholy Landscape
In the 14th century, famine swept southern China, and millions were displaced. Corruption led to a revolt, establishing the Ming dynasty. Join Docent Kasey Yang as she tells of the scholar elite response to this period of loss by looking closely at Ni Zan’s life and the expressions in his 1368 work River Pavilion, Mountain Colors.
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 in a Zoom meeting to look closely at compelling works using high-resolution images and learn some fun facts. Each week will focus on a different topic. Simply turn on your microphone to join the discussion.
Closed captions are available.
River Pavilion, Mountain Colors (detail), dated 1368, by Ni Zan (Chinese, 1301–1374). Ming dynasty (1368–1644). Ink on paper. On Loan from the Collection of The Tang Family, R1989.99.
The Asian Art Museum Docent Program is generously supported by the Dhanam Foundation and Society for Asian Art.