GGM204 - NEW BOOK
Gugong Museum ed: WANG XI SHI XIANG: GUGONG BOWUYAN CANG LIDAI RENWU HUA TEZHAN. (Images from across the Generations: Special Exhibition of Figure Paintings Held in the Collection of the Gugong Palace Museum). Beijing, 2020. 455 pp. Colour plates throughout, many full page. 28x22 cm. Wrappers.
Catalogue of an (it appears delayed until 2021) exhibition held at the Gugong Palace Museum in Beijing showing 93 wonderful paintings, handscrolls and albums depicting human figures in various settings. Includes paintings from earliest times through to the Qing dynasty, both famous and little-known. Includes work attributed to Gu Kaizhi, beautiful Song material and a strong showing of excellent Ming and Qing works. All held in the Gugong Palace Museum in the Forbidden City. The exhibition and catalogue divided into thematic sections including; traditional rituals, ceremonies and instructive behaviour (e.g. virtuous woman); Elegance beneath the Trees (literati life); traditional customs; banquets etc. All the paintings illustrated in their entirety and many showing sections and close-up detail. Detailed descriptions accompany. All text in Chinese. An excellent showing and a good visual and study reference on the human figure in Chinese painting.
Available, as of: 20/09/2021
Was item 11 in printed List 201.
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