Lucien Van Valen

Lucien Van Valen
Rijksmuseum Amsterdam · Conservation&Research

PhD

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Introduction
Lucien van Valen holds a MA in Fine Arts from the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam (1981) and in Chinese Languages and Cultures from Leiden University (1997). In 2005 she completed a PhD from Leiden University, combining both fields of expertise in her thesis: 'The Matter of Chinese Painting, Case studies of 8th century Murals.'
Education
September 2001 - November 2005
Leiden University
Field of study
  • Chinese languages and cultures
September 1993 - June 1997
Leiden University
Field of study
  • Chinese languages and cultures
September 1975 - May 1981
Gerrit Rietveld Academie
Field of study
  • painting and graphic arts

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Publications (35)
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A group of tomb figures in the Rijksmuseum’s collection consists of four horses and two camels made of grey terracotta. Two detachable saddles and four detachable riders with saddles are placed on the back of the animals, making it a twelve-piece set. The dating, analysis of the materials and the production process form the body of this richly illu...
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In 2010, the Rijksmuseum began research on a group of tomb figures presumably made in central China between A.D. 7th and 9th century. During a previous treatment, an iron armature had been discovered inside one of the horses. The other figures were examined to find out if they also have a metal armature and to confirm the date of production. The ma...
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In the first part of this study a context is set for the research, and translations of classic and modern Chinese written sources are included. In the second part I have explored the technical and material aspects of Chinese painting, starting with a set of murals in three Tang tombs all dating to 706 CE. The tombs were excavated during the ninetee...
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The restoration of a Japanese eight-fold screen, accompanied by art-historical study and research into materials and techniques has greatly enhanced the understanding of the object. Each side bears a painting and it was found that the oldest painting depicts the world of entertainment in Edo in the late seventeenth century, with a portrayal of the...
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The restoration of a Japanese eight-fold screen, accompanied by art-historical study and research into materials and techniques has greatly enhanced the understanding of the object. Each side bears a painting and it was found that the oldest painting depicts the world of entertainment in Edo in the late seventeenth century, with a portrayal of the...
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In de collectie van de KVVVAK bevinden zich drie gedeelten van muurschilderingen uit China die van elkaar verschillen in wijze van vervaardiging en inlijsting. Lange tijd waren ze niet geschikt om te worden tentoongesteld; ze dienden eerst te worden voorzien van een nieuwe omlijsting. Nu kan het eerste fragment voor het eerst sinds vele jaren in ee...
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Review of: Lee, De-Nin D. 2010. The Night Banquet: a Chinese scroll through time. University of Washington Press, 172 pp. hardcover, ISBN: 9780295990729 The Night Banquet is a tenth century hand scroll attributed to the painter Gu Hongzhong. A well-known statesman Han Xizai [902-970] is the main character, depicted in a number of scenes on this sc...
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In this book Elkins reveals a train of thought about art history in general and provides us with a daring and provocative exercise in understanding the way in which we see Chinese or any other unfamiliar art form: mainly as a subject incorporated in our own western art history. Elkins builds his argument around his study of a large number of leadin...
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The research includes analysis of paint samples from the Tang Murals of the Qianling Mausoleum; non-destructive analysis of Yuan and Ming Paintings in the collection of the Freer gallery; and analysis of paint samples from a Yuan Mural in the collection of the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam.
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Wong, Aida Yuen. 2006. Parting the Mists, Discovering Japan and the Rise of National-Style Painting in Modern China. Series: Asian Interactions and Comparisons Honolulu: University of Hawai’i Press. ISBN 978 o 8248 2952 o
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LEEM MET STRO EN LOOD MET MELKGOUD FRAGMENT VAN EEN MUURSCHILDERING Aan het begin van de 20e eeuw vond een deel van een muurschildering van Chinese origine zijn weg naar de collectie van de Vereniging van Vrienden der Aziatische Kunst. De oorspronkelijke plaats van herkomst weten we niet en de complete voorstelling waar het ooit deel van uitmaakte...
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Wu Hung and Katherine R. Tsiang, eds. 2005. Body and Face in Chinese Visual Culture. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 448 pages, ISBN 0 674 01657 2
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van Valen, Lucien M. Materials in Chinese painting. In book. Dipinti murali dell'Estremo Oriente: diagnosi, conservazione e restauro: quando Oriente e Occidente s'incontrano e si confrontano = Far East Asian mural paintings: diagnosis, conservation and restoration: when East and West encounter and exchange. Mazzeo, Rocco (Editor). Longo Editore (20...
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Ais kind vroeg ik mij af of je met blauwe ogen kleuren anders zou zien dan met bruine ogen. Voor mij betekende die vraag of mensen met brui-ne ogen hetzelfde zagen als ik met mijn blauwe ogen. Opgroeiend in een buurt van Amsterdam waar veel Chinezen woonden, had ik in mijn jeugd al belangstelling gekregen voor de Chinese cultuur. Felle kleuren en o...
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Onderzoek naar kleuren in Traditionele Chinese Schilderkunst geschreven door Y u Fei’ an (于 非暗 , Zhongguohua yanse de yanjiu , Beijing 1955, 中国画颜色的研究) heb ik als basis gebruikt voor deze scriptie. Een deel van Yu Fei'an's tekst heb ik vertaald en uit andere delen heb ik een vrije interpretatie gebruikt. Eerst noem ik een aantal aspecten die een kad...