Wang Yaoting ed: CHUANYI MOXIE. The Tradition of Re-Presenting Art: Originality and Reproducation in Chinese Painting and Calligraphy. Taibei, 2007. 148 pp. Colour plates throughout. 29x21 cm. Wrappers.
Catalogue of a useful exhibition at the National Palace Museum in Taibei exploring the Chinese tradition of copying and imitating the works and styles of old masters as a way of preserving the past and providing inspiration in art. Whilst such copying is looked down on in the West, it was a mark of respect in Chinese culture. A good number of paintings and calligraphy are here shown along with later copies or works inspired by earlier material. Of much interest is an essay by Wang Yaoting: To Transmit by Copying: The Tradition of Reproduction in Chinese Painting and Calligraphy. Near dual texts in Chinese and English.
Subjects: Painting Calligraphy
Available, as of: 11/11/2017
Was item 227 in printed List 190.
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