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Presenting Mortality: Shen Zhou's Falling Blossoms Project

Peter Sturman, Professor at the Department of History of Art & Architecture at UC Santa Barbara

Event Details

Thursday, October 10, 2019
5:30-7 p.m.
The renowned artist Shen Zhou (1427–1509) began to explore the theme of falling blossoms as a subject for poetry, painting, and calligraphy in his very late years. Shen’s intention was to record his meditations on the passage of time and human mortality, but the act of writing these verses transformed when Shen shared them with a number of prominent cultural figures in the Jiangnan region.