Kleutghen, Kristina: IMPERIAL ILLUSIONS. Crossing Pictorial Boundaries in the Qing Palaces. Seattle, 2014. 384 pp. Illustrations. 25x20 cm. Cloth.
Examines all known surviving examples of the Qing court phenomenon of 'scenic illusion' paintings (tongjinghua) which employed western perspective and adorned walls and ceilings in the Forbidden City Produced at the height of the early modern cultural exchange between China and Europe, primarily during the Qianlong reign, these works have received little attention until recently. This is the first comprehensive investigation of the aesthetic, and importance of these paintings.
Subjects: Forbidden City
Available, as of: 20/09/2021
Was item 437 in printed List 201.
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