RAM Woodcut Workshop:Re-Creation of Mythological CharactersAug 24, 2019 Saturday 10:00 - 12:00

1F, Rockbund Art Museum (20 Huqiu Road, Shanghai)
Shen Qianshi
An Opera for Animals
Platform: Education
  • About the Workshop

    In a majority of myths from around the world, gods more often than not are able to transform into different animals, with these animals having to go through arduous trials and training, in the hopes of being able to change into human form. Humankind has a tendency to use animals to tell their own stories. As was stated by the philosopher Ludwig Feuerbach, one could say that the image or existence of gods is itself a paradox: “God did not, as the Bible says, make man in His image; on the contrary man, as I have shown in The Essence of Christianity, made God in his image.”

    During the first part of this workshop, aesthetics researcher Felice will first analyze the artistic language used in a number of archetypal myths, such as the depictions of characters in the Chinese Classic of Mountains and Seas, the Greek god of wine Dionysus, the Norse god of thunder Thor, the Incan deity Quetzalcoatl and so on. Different cultural and religious systems have bestowed these characters with a certain godly divinity. Aside from the ones mentioned above, a few other ‘gods’ will be also deconstructed and analyzed: Caravaggio’s Bacchus, Marvel’s Thor, as well as cartoon versions of the characters from the Classic of Mountains and Seas. Gods in our contemporary age, having been demystified by modern science, have lost their halos and become endowed with new roles and representations, in a popular culture which both consumes and deconstructs gods.

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  • About the Speakers

    Felice, Aesthetic Researcher.

    Shen Qianshi, Exhibitioin Manager of Rockbund Art Museum.

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    Free admission, No need for reservation.

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RAM Woodcut Workshop:Re-Creation of Mythological Characters

Aug 24, 2019 Saturday 10:00 - 12:00

1F, Rockbund Art Museum (Shanghai 20 Huqiu Road)

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