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Hai Jo Ching, Sheperdess

Artist and Work of  Art

Shepherdess by Hai Jo-Ching

This rather pleasant image of a smiling sheperdess and  a long-horned goat is one of twenty  pictures gifted to the University of Canberra (Canberra College of Advanced Education as it was then known) in 1981 by the  East Asian Art Society.  The work  by Hai Jo-Ch'ing, shows  traditional Chinese brushwork with watercolours and ink.  Like similar pictures, the image is accompanied by  caligraphy and the red box stamp of the maker and owner. It is  an image that can be used to compare against typical western-art  scenes and pasteral themes. Are we judging non-western art through western art value?