HAA 186X - Chinese Sonic Painting: How to Picture Voice

Semester: 

Fall

Offered: 

2020

Eugene Wang

Mondays, 9:00 am - 11:45 am

Can paintings project voice? Can soundscape be pictured? The seminar explores the long-standing Chinese tradition of “sonic painting” that captures lyric voice. It seeks to go beyond the text/image paradigm by shifting the focus on the voice effect in painting. In doing so, the course develops a methodology of characterizing the art of senses and pictorial means of performing voices, such as “singing” and lamentation.