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Telling Images of China: Narrative and Figure Paintings, 15th-20th Century, from the Shanghai Museum

McCausland, Shane and Ling, Lizhong and Shan, Guolin (2010) Telling Images of China: Narrative and Figure Paintings, 15th-20th Century, from the Shanghai Museum. [Shows/Exhibitions]

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Abstract

Telling Images of China is an exhibition of early modern and modern paintings from one of the world's finest collections of Chinese art, the Shanghai Museum. The thirty-eight figural works were selected by a team of curators, including Prof Shan Guolin and Mr Ling Lizhong of the Shanghai Museum, and Dr Shane McCausland of the Chester Beatty Library, Dublin, and include scrolls and albums by artists - both pre-eminent and obscure - active in the Ming (1368-1644) and Qing (1644-1911) dynasties, and the twentieth century. Each of these narrative or 'story paintings' retells or illustrates some kind of tale from a source such as folk and religious lore, oral and official history, poetry and literature. The exhibition is mounted at the Chester Beatty Library, Dublin, in spring 2010.

Item Type: Shows/Exhibitions
SOAS Departments & Centres: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Department of Art and Archaeology
Depositing User: Shane McCausland
Date Deposited: 02 Sep 2009 08:47
URI: http://eprints.soas.ac.uk/id/eprint/7693

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