Venue：No.3 Exhibition Hall
Zhou Hao (ca.1685-1773), also known by his
Zhou Hao’s arts tended to become mature in his fifties and he had never stopped creating artworks. Besides bamboo carving, he was also accomplished in wood and stone carving, painting, calligraphy, seal cutting, and poetry composing, which made him an all-round literati craftsman and artist. Most of Zhou’s bamboo carving works and paintings depicted landscapes, bamboos, and rocks. His bamboo-carving style was influenced a lot by his paintings, but he was less noted for the latter. It seems that Zhou Hao’s paintings should be given more attention today.
This exhibition intends to show people Zhou Hao’s great achievements in arts by displaying his works of carving, calligraphy, and painting, which would serve as a case study for the research of mutual communication and interaction between literati art and craft culture in the field of traditional Chinese arts and crafts. It would help to understand how much impact literati art had on traditional crafts and would provide more scientific basis for the authentication of Zhou Hao’s works.