One Who Rides the Tiger Can Never Dismount: Tiger Symbolism in Asian Art
In recognition of the tiger, the third of the 12-year cycle of animals that appear in the zodiac related to the Lunar calendar, this lecture considers East Asian works featuring the Walters Art Museum’s many depictions of tigersfrom ferocious to humorous, from symbols of self-sacrifice to images of power. Join Adriana Proser, the Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Quincy Scott Curator of Asian Art, as she shares beautifully painted, artfully carved and astonishingly minute inlaid images of the world’s largest feline.
Image: Zen Master Bukan with His Tamed Tiger. Japanese, 1st half 19th century. Acquired by Henry Walters