London is regaling at the delights of Chinese painting marvels on display at the Masterpieces of Chinese Painting 700 – 1900 exhibition going on at the Victoria & Albert Museum. The event started on 26 October will go on until 19 January 2014.
What is special is that the show brings together the finest Chinese painting of 12 centuries under a single roof that date back to the 8th century to the end of the 19th century. The show is being held as part of the museum’s autumn 2013 exhibition. This expo covering the masterpieces of Chinese painting has been the most comprehensive of its kind since 1935.
The event has its focus on themes and aesthetic preferences that evolved over the centuries through rare works of art which include figure paintings on silk for tombs and temples alongside millions of small-scale works by monks. It is also the first time in history that a large amount of Chinese objects coming on loan to a foreign country. In the artefacts you can see small-scale intricate art works by monks and the literati; scroll paintings of more than 14 metres of length which the UK has not seen in many decades.
Undoubtedly Chinese Painting 700 – 1900 is an once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to watch the works of Chinese art. This great opportunity to explore hundreds of finest Chinese paintings ranging from small-scale intimate works of monks to long scroll paintings is a convergence of many styles and subjects spread over a time span of 1200 years. The exhibition covers
• Figurine paintings made of silk
• Landscape painting and
• Introduction of Western influences.
These masterpieces had never been exhibited in the UK before. So the banners, albums and scrolls mean a lot in terms of its variegated settings and materials that reveal the traditional processes and techniques involved in painting on silk.
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