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How to Read Chinese Paintings


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How to Read Chinese Paintings - Hearn, Maxwell K
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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 artist's personal circumstances--through accessible texts and ...

How to Read Chinese Paintings 2008, Metropolitan Museum of Art New York, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780300141870

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