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Japanese Art Expert Daphne Rosenzweig To Give U.Va. Art Museum Ellen Bayard Weedon Lecture In The Arts Of Asia On March 3

February 18, 2005 --

WHAT:     Ellen Bayard Weedon Lecture in the Arts of Asia on “Hokusai & Hiroshige”

WHO:         Daphne Rosenzweig

Professor, Liberal Arts Program

Ringling School of Art & Design

Sarasota, Florida

WHEN:         Thursday, March 3, 5:30 p.m.

WHERE:       Campbell Hall, Room 153

Late 18th and early 19th century Japanese artists Utagawa Hiroshige and Katsushika Hokusai applied the "Ukiyo-e" woodblock print tradition, often referred to as "pictures of the floating world,” to their landscape scenes. This art form was unique because, unlike previous arts that focused on nobility and images of high stature, these artists turned their attention to the working-class Japanese, and the landscapes and roads familiar to them. Although based in the same tradition, the two artists approached their portrayal of reality in different ways: Hiroshige focused on a true-to-life rendition while Hokusai’s work was more interpretative.

Daphne Rosenzweig, a professor in the Liberal Arts Program at the Ringling School of Art & Design, will discuss the two artists’ work when she gives the Ellen Bayard Weedon Lecture in the Arts of Asia on Thursday, March 3, at 5:30 p.m. in Campbell Hall, Room 153. The lecture is open to the public free of charge. Parking is available in the museum and Culbreth Theatre lots. 

Rosenzweig, an art historian specializing in East Asian art, received her A.B. from Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, Mass., and her M.A. and Ph.D. from Columbia University.

After extensive study in Asia as a Fulbright Scholar, she taught at several major universities and is currently a faculty member of the Liberal Arts Program at the Ringling School of Art and Design in Sarasota, Fla., where she teaches courses in Asian art history and culture.

Rosenzweig is a member of numerous Asian studies and art history societies, and a fellow of both the American Oriental Society and the Royal Asiatic Society-Korea Branch. She has organized many museum exhibitions, including “Power and Pride: Later Korean Painting,” which was exhibited at the Polk Museum of Art in Lakeland, Fla., in 1996. The author of more than 45 publications on Asian art, Rosenzweig’s work focuses on the jades, paintings and ceramics of Qing dynasty in China, classic Japanese prints and Korean painting.

For more information call the U.Va. Art Museum at (434) 924-3592 or visit its Web site: www.virginia.edu/artmuseum.

Contact: Jane Ford, (434) 924-4298

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Contact the Office of University Relations at (434) 924-7116. Television reporters should contact the TV News Office at (434) 924-7550.

SOURCE: U.Va. News Services

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