Its History, Aesthetics, and Techniques
This beautifully illustrated art book provides the essential concepts of Chinese painting, from vivid figures and awesome landscapes to exquisite flowers and dainty insects.
Chinese painting, one of the oldest art forms in the world, involves essentially the same techniques as calligraphy and is done with a brush dipped in black or colored ink. The artist is able to wield the soft brush with strength and dexterity to create a wide variety of strokes and a subtle spectrum of colors. In terms of motifs, it can be divided into three genres, namely figures, landscapes and flower-and-birds, with the former preceding the latter two historically.
The portrayal of figures saw its heyday during the Tang dynasty (618-907 AD) while the Song dynasty (960-1279 AD) witnessed a highly-developed sophistication in landscape as well as flower-and-bird paintings. Chinese Painting
starts from the ancient invention of paper and ends with the renewal and innovation of this art form in modern times.
Chinese Painting (treasures of Asia
The Choice of the Private Trader
The Private Market in Chinese Export Porcelain Illustrated in the Hodroff Collection
The Private Trade in Chinese Export porcelain, as distinct from East India Company trade, has hitherto scarcely been recoginised as a subject in its own right. And yet the officers and supercargoes of the Hon. East India Company took full advantage of their license to trade on their own account; it is just this attractive and innovative ware, chosen by them at their own capital risk, that is most collected today. David S. Howard surveys more than two centuries of manufacture, and throws new light on how the trade was actually conducted. The Hodroff collection, the largest and most comprehensive of its kind in the world, closely mirrors the tastes of the private traders and is the ideal source of illustration for this pioneering work.
PRIVATE MARKET IN CHINESE EXPORT PORCELAIN.
A Collector's Guide to Chinese Dress Accessories
Land of the Rising Art Scene
|Crossing China introduces the highly fascinating art scene in China at the dawn of the 21st century.|
Eight Dynasties of Chinese Painting
The Collections of the Nelson Gallery-Atkins Museum, Kansas City, and Cleveland Museum of Art
From China to Taiwan
Pioneers of Abstraction
-Discover the artists that created a unique abstract art that led to the regeneration of 20th century Chinese painting -Abstract art at the crossroads of East and West -An unknown artistic universe showing the fabulous history of Chinese artists who fled to Taiwan At the end of the 1940s, in the troubled political context of the Chinese civil war and the subsequent seizure of power by Mao Zedong, over a million Chinese left the mainland to seek refuge in Taiwan. In the new world that opened to them, the artists gradually discovered the abstract art of the schools in New York and Paris. Abstraction became a means for them to become part of the international modernist movement, while expressing their deep cultural roots. At the crossroads of the East and West, they created a unique art that led to the regeneration of 20th century Chinese painting. Text in English and French.
From Heaven to Earth
Chines Contemporary Painting
Edited by Lorenzo Sassoli de Bianchi.
Latter Days of the Law
Images of Chinese Buddhism 850-1850