Sturman, P. & Tai, S. ed: THE ARTFUL RECLUSE. Painting, Poetry and Politics in 17th Century. Munich, 2012. 320 pp. Colour illustrations throughout. 30x25 cm. Cloth.
This is a well-illustrated catalogue produced to accompany an exhibition at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art and then at the Asia Society of New York. The theme of reclusion (deeply associated with ancient Chinese literati culture) was especially prevalent during the late Ming and early Qing dynasties, a period of unrivalled artistic achievement and historical drama. The exhibition explores this theme and how such painters expressed their thoughts and views through a showing of nearly 60 hanging and hand scrolls, albums and fans - many never previously published. All exhibits illustrated and well-described and accompanied by essays from a number of scholars.
Available, as of: 20/05/2019
Was item 604 in printed List 195.
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