With the idea of building “an art museum without walls and fluid art academy”, the Pearl Art Museum has delivered a series of “Read Art in Books” lectures since the end of September in 2019.
“Read Art in Books” is designed to invite an expert each time to tell an art story with a book and instruct in systematic and interesting art appreciation. Based on the sharing from the experts, it enables ordinary people to have a glimpse of the most advanced and classic art research and works and have the knowledge and mind-set for appreciating art works.
On October 13 (Sunday), Chen Yan, associate professor of Fine Arts College of Shanghai Normal University delivered a lecture themed with Visual riddle on folding screen: Playing Chess in Front of the Folding Screen and iconology research, as the second lecture of “Read Art in Books – Read the Paintings”, at the Center of Light Space of the Museum. In the painting, a folding screen is contained in another folding screen and a painting is contained in another painting. The lecturer explained the historical mystery and epochal feature behind the painting.