Mas­ter­pieces from China on show at Met

Metropoli­tan Mu­seum, New York Show­ing from: 31 Oc­to­ber 2015 - 11 Oc­to­ber 2016

Timeless Travels Magazine - - ART ROUNDUP -

Over the last 40 years, the Metropoli­tan’s col­lec­tion of Chi­nese paint­ing and cal­lig­ra­phy has grown to be one of the great­est in the world. Re­plete with mas­ter­pieces dat­ing from the Tang dy­nasty (608–917) to the present, the col­lec­tion en­com­passes the vast his­tor­i­cal sweep of the brush arts of China, from serene Bud­dhist scrip­tures to bom­bas­tic court por­traits to lyrical schol­ars’ paint­ings. This ex­hi­bi­tion, pre­sented in two ro­ta­tions, will high­light the gems of the per­ma­nent col­lec­tion in a chrono­log­i­cal dis­play, with an em­pha­sis on works from the Song (960–1279) and Yuan (1271–1368) dy­nas­ties.

Han Gan, Night-Shin­ing White (de­tail), ca. 750. Tang dy­nasty (618–907). China. Hand­scroll; ink on pa­per

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