Li Zou, an award-winning artist who specializes in the “meticulous style” of traditional Chinese painting, will present an exhibition and lecture/demonstration at the Michele & Donald D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts.
The exhibit, Ancient Chinese Women: Lives of the Concubines in the Palace, will be on view at the museum from August 3-9. Li Zou will give a talk and a demonstration of her work at the museum on Thursday, August 4, from 12:15-1:15 pm. The lecture is free with museum admission.
The exhibition depicts influential ancient concubines, most of whom became empresses and made an impact on Chinese history. Their roles ranged from stateswomen, social reformers, and educators to cruel despots, victims of palace intrigue, and murderesses.
Li Zou is the executive vice-president of the Hong Kong International Association of Meticulous-style Painting. The painting method is highly traditional and very complicated. It is a technique which is rare in Chinese art today and is revered by the public.
Following her presentation here, the exhibition will be on view at the State House in Boston. Li Zou’s visit to Massachusetts has been facilitated by State Representative Angelo Puppolo.