Study Groups

Saturday, May 11, 2019
Melissa Abbe
Museum goers know how satisfying it is to revisit a work of art and see more than we had previously. Possibly because of what we have read and seen in the interim, and certainly because we have now spent more time, we deepen our appreciation fo the artist's skill and understanding of the context and elevate our experience. Chinese paintings reward careful looking and informed analysis - close reading. In fact, the verb in Mandarin (du) is the same as in English (read).
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