Tengwang Ge: A Case Study of Specific Sites Appearing on Chinese Ceramics in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries
Fri, October 4, 2013 • 4:00 PM • Art Building, Room 1.120
Art History Lecture Series presents John Johnston
Tengwang Ge, or the “Pavilion of Prince Teng”, is located in Nanchang, Jiangxi province. The pavilion is famous for a gathering held at the site in the seventh century that was immortalized by the Tang poet Wang Bo (ca. 649-676). Tengwang Ge appears as a decorative motif in ceramics in the first decades of the Kangxi period (1662-1722). This lecture explores the appearance of Tengwang Ge imagery on ceramics in the Qing dynasty and suggests a relationship between domestic and export motifs.
Johnston is the Coates-Cowden-Brown Curator of Asian Art at the San Antonio Museum of Art.