Masterpieces of Classical Chinese Painting


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This oversized volume presents 105 important paintings in chronological order, from the Eastern Jin dynasty (AD 317GCo420) to the end of the nineteenth century. These masterworks range from brightly colored and crisply delineated Buddhist frescoes to the muted yet evocative ink-wash landscapes of the literati painters. Each spread is devoted to a single painting: on the verso the work is reproduced in full, with a narrative caption that describes its style, iconography, and historical context; and on the recto there appears ...

Masterpieces of Classical Chinese Painting 2011, Abbeville Press Inc.,U.S., New York

ISBN-13: 9780789211071