Liaoning Provincial Museum ed: YOU JIAN DA TANG. Meet the Tang Dynasty Again. Shenyang, 2019. 495 pp. Colour plates throughout. Numerous foldouts. 29x23 cm. Boards.
Catalogue of a stunning exhibition at the Liaoning Provincial Museum in 2019 celebrating the 70th anniversary of the establishment of the Peoples Republic and the 1400th anniversary of the start of the Tang dynasty. The highlights were 56 superb and extremely rare paintings, calligraphy, documents and albums of rubbings dating from the Tang dynasty or early copies of Tang originals. Accompanied by fine examples of Tang dynasty artefacts, tomb figurines, a few small gold objects, a qin instrument etc. A total of 100 exhibits. Given the extreme fragility of these treasures, in particular, the paintings and calligraphy (many of which are over 1000 years old) they are rarely shown and this exhibition is considered a landmark. The first exhibition to explore the Tang dynasty cultural legacy through calligraphy and paintings. The exhibits come from the collection of the host museum plus important loans from national, provincial and major museums across China. Includes many national treasures. The paintings, calligraphy, documents and albums are all shown in full, many in colour foldouts, and also illustrations of close-up detail. Descriptions accompany. Text in Chinese. Out-of-print and very hard to obtain.
Subjects: Painting Calligraphy
Item 401 in List 203.
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