National Palace Museum & Zheng Wen: CHIBI YU SANGUO QUNYING XINGXIANG TEZHAN. Timeless Legend: The Red Cliff and Historic Figures of the Three Kingdoms. Taibei, 2019. 239n pp. Colour plates throughout, many full page. 30x21 cm. Wrappers.
Catalogue of an exhibition at the National Palace Museum in Taibei exploring the legacy of the famous Red Cliff Battle fought at the end of the Han dynasty and immortalised in Chinese literature in San Guo Yanyi 'Tales of Three Kingdoms'. The battle left a strong and lasting cultural impression in Chinese art and literature - the novel remaining popular to this day. The exhibition examines this legacy over the centuries with fine exhibits of calligraphy, painting and decorative arts, the majority Chinese, a few Japanese. A final section on a modern manifestation of the legacy of 'Three Kingdoms', paintings of heroes and scenes by the artist, Zheng Wen. Introductions and brief descriptions of plates in English. Main text in Chinese.
Subjects: History Illustrated Books
Available, as of: 13/03/2021
Was item 449 in printed List 200.
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