Jinmotang to support the symposium of the Ming Qing seals studies
The Seals of Ming Qing Literati's Exhibition opening on 29th October 2016 in Wuxi Museum, co-exhibited by Wuxi Museum and Shanghai Museum presents more than 130 seals of the famous artists from Ming and Qing Dynasty. It is also the first time to present more than 20 seals from the Ming Graves in Wuxi of Gu Lin and Hua Shiyi, which are the firsthand resources for the studies of the Chinese art seal history.
We are pleased to work together with Wuxi Museum for the symposium of the Ming Qing seals studies. Studying these rare treasures, the scholars can explore a new research field as well as fill in the blankpage in terms of modern theory and art history of Chinese traditional seal. It is important for us to gain an insight into the aesthetic appeal of traditional seal carving also.
The scholars also reach an agreement that both Ming graves and seals unearthed could be an evidence to identify the extant seals. Mr Lin, the director of Jinmotang Foundation also point out the inscriptions of the seal did not develop as a trendy and artistic expression at that time--though the artists only would had carved simply or rather left the seals blank until early Qing period. The point of view still needs more verifications and demonstrations.