In partnership with the Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens, we present “Representations of the Garden of Solitary Delight (Dule Yuan)” with Carol S. Brash, Professor of Art History at College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University.
The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens
Tuesday, April 17, 2018
Free and open to the public / No reservations required
Some representations of gardens in Chinese art are purportedly re-creations of physical gardens whose original form is now lost. Such images may or may not depict the site as it actually appeared, but they do reflect the conflation of history, memory and imagination. Carol S. Brash of the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University will explore this topic by examining four very different representations of the famed Garden of Solitary Delight (Dule Yuan), which was built in the 11th century by scholar-official Sima Guang.
This lecture was made possible by the Justin Vajna Memorial Fund for Educational Programs in the Chinese Garden.