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Artist travels to China for inspiration

Posted Oct. 30, 2012, at 4:50 p.m.
Last modified Oct. 31, 2012, at 11:35 a.m.
Huangshan in China served as inspiration for Lydia Goetze's art.
Huangshan in China served as inspiration for Lydia Goetze's art.

BAR HARBOR — The mountains of China have enticed artists for centuries, and Lydia Goetze followed that call to “see for myself what these places were like and how the vision of ancient painters might be applied to contemporary digital photography.”

She’ll share her artistic journeys during an illustrated presentation at the Jesup Memorial Library on Friday, Nov. 2 beginning at 7 p.m. in a program co-sponsored by the Hancock County International Club.

Her presentation will touch on the basic structure of Chinese landscape paintings, their grounding in Taoism and Chan Buddhism, and explore how this form influences the way contemporary artists see and work in regard to these special places.

Her first trip in 2006 took her to Huangshan, a major inspiration for classical painters who have rendered the landscape there for more than 1,500 years with brush and ink. She returned this year to Huangshan and also explored the karst landscape south of Guilin and Wulingshan.

The Jesup Memorial Library and the Hancock County International Club are delighted to be co-hosting this fascinating study of Chinese Mountain Landscapes. For more information contact library at 207-288-4245.

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