Thursday, September 6 2007

Symbolism and Beauty Painted into One: Hidden Meanings in Chinese Flower Paintings

by Sally Yu Leung

Denver Botanic Gardens - Waring House - 6:30 p.m.

In China, images of flowers and plants often convey hidden messages. In this program, Sally Yu Leung, an independent curator of Chinese decorative arts, collector, teacher of Chinese brush-painting at Pixar Animation Studios, and also a Commissioner at the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco will reveal the symbolism and hidden meanings of the botanical motifs in Chinese flower paintings. These imageries are aesthetically pleasing as well as the bearers of auspicious messages. Come and discover how one can become a sleuth on Chinese botanical symbolism