New Lecture Uploaded, “Telling a Story with Pictures.”

TellingaStoryArtI just uploaded a new mobile-capable lecture, called “Telling a Story with Pictures: Modes of Early Chinese Narrative Illustration.” This is one of my favorite lectures of all time, though I have only given it on a few occasions.  It is based on research conducted while I was a PhD student in Art History at Princeton. It explores different modes of illustrated narrative in Greece, Rome, and India as a way to understand the development of narrative illustration in Han and Six Dynasties China.  Several entertaining early Chinese stories are introduced, including the “Shun Cycle,” and the tales of filial sons like Lao Laizi, Yuan Gu, and Dong Yong.  The PowerPoint slides are annotated with dynamic markers like arrows and spotlights to highlight aspects of the illustrations.

Click here to go to the lectures page.