Goldberg Presents Invited Lecture
Contact: Stephen Goldberg (315) 859-4233
January 7, 2013
Associate Professor of Art History Stephen J. Goldberg presented a lecture titled “The Intimate Universe: Landscape Paintings of the Northern and Southern Song Dynasties” on Dec. 7 at the Institut National des Langues et Civilization Orientales (Inalco) in Paris.
The lecture included a comparative study of landscape painting as imago mundi (“world image”) in China and the West, as well as a close reading and interpretation of landscape paintings at the court of the Northern and Southern Song Dynasties. Two interpretations, one cosmological and one political, were offered, with each reinforcing the other given the changing historical circumstances in which the paintings were produced.