Lecture

The Pinnacle and Luxury of Chinese Ceramic Art

during the periods of Kangxi, Yongzheng and Qianlong

Frau Wei ZHAO

-> Lecture will be held in English

May 24th 2018 (Thursday), 6.30 pm – 8 pm
in Konfuzius-Institut Düsseldorf, Graf-Adolf-Str. 63, 40210 Düsseldorf

The Kangxi (AD 1662-1722), Yongzheng (AD 1722-1735) and Qianlong (AD 1735-1799) periods of the Qing Dynasty, known as  „the Golden Age of Kang & Qian“, witnessed the zenith of social, political, economic and cultural power in feudal China. The Qing Empire under the reign of Qianlong was the most powerful country in the world at that time.  The three emperors themselves were not only men of great learning, proficient in Chinese music, chess, calligraphy and painting, but also wise admirers and promotors of the splendid Chinese culture.
Therefore, during those times Chinese ceramic art underwent a golden era, in which its manufacturing reached its peak under the official management and production system run by royal capital.  The royal kiln only focused on artistic creations, innovative techniques and finest making, sparing neither labour nor money till luxury. Today, the antique porcelains of “the Golden Age of Kang & Qian” have become one of the most valuable lots in the international auction market.

Mrs. Wei Zhao would like, through this lecture, present you these pinnacle and luxury of Chinese ceramic art with plenty of beautiful pictures and detailed inside stories. It will cover aspects from the royal palace furnishings, emperor’s politics, royal religion and sacrificial rituals, royal wedding and birthday celebration to the emperors’ personal preferences and the innovations of kiln officers. It is expected to be an exquisite visual feast of Chinese ceramic art for the audience.

Mrs. Wei Zhao has been collecting the Chinese antique pottery and porcelain for 14 years.  Her practical experience and excellent expertise made her chosen as a member of “The Authentication Committee for China Civilian Antique Collections” and a member of “The Chinese art Appraisal Committee” in 2016. Both committees are regarded as authorities on the authentication of the Chinese antiques and Chinese ancient arts, most of whose members are experts and researchers from China’s mainstream Museums.

Special Bonus of the lecture: If you happen to have a Chinese vase and bring it to the spot, it is a good opportunity to find out more details about it with Mrs. Zhao after the lecture.

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