Shanghai Museum ed: HAN MO HUICUI: MEIGUO SHOUCANG ZHONGGUO WUDAI SONG YUAN SHU HUA ZHENPIN. Masterpieces of Early Chinese Painting and Calligraphy in American Collections. Shanghai, 2012. 599 pp. Full page colour plates throughout. 43x31 cm. Cloth.
Impressive catalogue of a marvellous and important exhibition at the Shanghai Museum comprising loans of 60 early Chinese paintings and calligraphy from four American museums; The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, The Cleveland Museum of Art and the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. The exhibits date from the Five Dynasties through to the Yuan dynasty with the majority of the material being Song and Yuan dynasty.
The exhibition was divided into sections: Stylistic Paradigms of Landscape Painting (15 paintings); The Rise of the Literati Landscape Tradition (11 works); The Flourishing of Figural and Religious Painting (15 paintings); Glories of Bird-and-Flower Painting (8 exhibits); Refinement and Self-expression in Song and Yuan Calligraphy (8 works). All the works are illustrated in their entirety and in sections showing close-up detail. Many are shown life-size. The colour plates are excellent. Whilst the works have been illustrated in previous works, the quality and size of these reproductions allow full and detailed examination and appreciation of these superb works. List of contents, list of plates, forewords, six essays and captions to plates in English. Fuller text and descriptions in Chinese.
Available, as of: 08/11/2019
Was item 608 in printed List 197.
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