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How to Read Chinese Paintings

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The Chinese often use the expression du hua, “to read a painting,” in connection with their study and appreciation of such works. This volume closely “reads” thirty-six masterpieces of Chinese painting from the encyclopedic collection of The Metropolitan Museum of Art in order to reveal the major characteristics and themes of this rich pictorial tradition. The book examines multiple layers of meaning—style, technique, symbolism, past traditions, and the artists personal circumstances—through accessible texts and numerous large color details. A dynastic chronology, map, and list of further readings supplement the text.

 

Spanning a thousand years of Chinese art, these landscapes, flowers, birds, figures, religious subjects, and calligraphies illuminate the main goal of every Chinese artist: to capture not only the outer appearance of a subject but also its inner essence. 

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Maxwell K. Hearn is Douglas Dillon Curator, Department of Asian Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780300141870
Author:
Hearn, Maxwell K.
Publisher:
Metropolitan Museum of Art New York
Subject:
Painting, Chinese
Subject:
History : General
Subject:
Asian
Subject:
Art-History and Criticism
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20080831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
175 color illus., 1 map
Pages:
184
Dimensions:
12 x 9.25 in 2.25 lb

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