Artistic Eclecticism in Mughal Miniature Painting (1526-1707)VIEW EVENT DETAILS
Drink Reception 6:30pm
Brought to you as the second installation in the Asia Society-Orientations Art Lecture Series, this lecture, presented by Rui Oliveira Lopes, examines the artistic production of miniature paintings produced in the context of intensive artistic and cultural exchanges between the Mughals and many other political powers within Asia and from the West. This talk analyses the role of artistic representations to legitimate political authority and dynastic power, the adaptation of western visual culture iconography, and the integration of multicultural narratives.
Rui Oliveira Lopes (BA, MA and PhD University of Lisbon) is Assistant Professor of Art and Design History at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Universiti Brunei Darussalam. He was Postdoctoral Researcher in Art History at the Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Lisbon lecturing European, Asian, and Islamic Arts, focusing on the concepts of exchange and interaction between Europe and Asia during the Early Modern Period. His research is focused on the interactions between art and religion and the use of visual communication in the context of transmission of religious knowledge, proselytism, and the processes of artistic negotiations and cultural representation within and between Europe and Asia during the Early Modern period. He is the editor of Face to Face. The Transcendence of the Arts in China and Beyond — Historical Perspective / Approaches to Modern and Contemporary Art (2 vol.) and Global Trends in Modern and Contemporary Islamic Art (2015).
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