Giuseppe Castiglione


THURSDAY, 17 SEPTEMBER 2020 at 5:30pm on Zoom

An event PRESENTED by Leonardo da Vinci Society and The Museo italo americano of San Francisco

Online Illustrated Lecture Series

This series of four lectures by Dr. Vincent Fausone, Chinese history expert and president of the International Chinese Snuff Bottle Society, relates to four important Italian travelers to China. Each of these Italian travelers  not only reported their knowledge of China to the West, each made unique contributions to Chinese rulers and Chinese culture: Marco Polo in the 15th century, Matteo Ricci at the end of the 16th century,  Giuseppe Castiglione in the 17th century and Evaristo Caretti in the 20th century.  

This week, we will view the work of Giuseppe Castiglione, a master of vividly naturalistic paintings who helped create a new, hybrid style that combined Western realism with traditional Chinese conventions of composition and brushwork.

Register Now directly with the Museo Italo Americano.