May 16 Chen Chao-Jung

Special Talk:

Monday, May 16, 4:30-6:30pm, CWAC157

This presentation will be held in Chinese.

精⾦金良墨—谈全形拓的沿⾰革与技法
Going 3D the Chinese Way: Full-form Rubbings of Bronze Vessels in the Late 19th and Early 20th Centuries

CHEN Chao-Jung 陳昭容
Institute of History and Philology, Academia Sinica, Taiwan 中央研究院歷史語言研究所

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Full-form rubbings first appeared in China in the mid 19th century. It is a special reproduction method for recording decorations and shapes of bronze vessels that combines elements of sketching, drawing, rubbing, and paper-cutting in order to produce three-dimensional representations of bronzes on two-dimensional media. The method demands considerable skill and the process is laborious and time-consuming. Artisans routinely produced full-form rubbings in the form of painting scrolls for the literati clientele since the mid 19th century. Many survived in the rubbing collections formed by Late Qing and Early Republican Era scholars. With the rise of modern photography, the tradition of full-form rubbings has been gradually replaced by the faster and more accessible reproduction technology. It is a dying art form carried on by a very small number of artisans today.

Professor Chen’s talk will focus on the history and development of full-form rubbings, including major artisans and their work, the new art form of combining full-form rubbings with traditional literati studio paintings, and the major full-form rubbing collections and their host institutes. She will also introduce briefly the techniques of full-form rubbing.

青銅器形體及紋飾的描寫,早期都以線條繪製為主。全形拓是十九世紀中葉興起的一種特別技藝,結合素描、繪畫、傳拓、剪紙,在平面的拓紙上傳達立體的青銅器形體與花紋。自攝影技術發達之後,需要高超技巧、慢工細作的青銅器全形拓,因傳承不易,成了希罕而珍貴的藝術品。本次演講將介紹宋代金石學興起及主要圖錄、全形拓的發展歷史,每個時期主要的拓工及作品、全形拓與繪畫結合成為廣受歡迎的博古畫、主要全形拓收藏單位,也將談談簡單全形拓技法。

Monday, May 16, 4:30-6:30pm, CWAC157
Persons with concerns regarding accessibility please contact xizh@uchicago.edu

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