Goldberg Publishes Paper on Art and the Authority of Excellence in Traditional China
By Vige Barrie
Contact: Vige Barrie (315) 859-4623
May 8, 2008
Associate Professor of Art History Stephen J. Goldberg published a paper titled "Art and the Authority of Excellence in Traditional China" in La question de l'art en Asie orientale, a publication of Le Centre de Recherche sur l'Extrême Orient de Paris-Sorbonne (CREOPS). Goldberg examined the relevance of the classical tradition of Confucian reflection for the aesthetic reception and historical understanding of the art of the scholar-painter in China. He offered a philosophically informed understanding and critical inquiry into the relationship of art and the question of socio-cultural authority in the Ming dynasty (1368-1644).