National Palace Museum: XINGQIE SUIXING: QIANLONG NANXUN XINGLIXIANG ZHONG DE SHUHUA. Travelling with Art: Painting and Calligraphy Accompanying the Qianlong Emperor's Southern Tours. Taibei, 2017. 239 pp. Colour plates throughout, many full page. 30x21 cm. Wrappers.
Catalogue of a meticulously researched and deeply fascinating exhibition at the National Palace Museum in Taibei exploring the paintings and calligraphy the Qing dynasty Qianlong Emperor took on his southern inspection tours. Divided into sections: 'Making Preparations for Travel'; 'Art Appreciation in Qianlong's Travels'; 'Travelling Sources of Art'; 'Fate in the Journey of Art'. Examines paintings and albums prepared by court officials to inform and acquaint the Emperor with the places to be visited, also paintings and calligraphy associated with the history, personalities and painters of areas en-route plus favourite paintings and albums that the Emperor liked to have with him. Illustrated throughout with superb paintings and calligraphy from the Song through to the Qing from the Museum's collection, many inscribed by the Emperor. Near dual texts in Chinese and English. A groundbreaking effort. Recommended.
Subjects: Painting Calligraphy
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