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Bolihua: Chinese Reverse Glass Painting from the Mei Lin Collection

Christian Juranek Christof Trepesch

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Hirmer Verlag
26 July 2018
Oriental art; Ceramic arts, pottery, glass
In this publication the sinologist Rupprecht Mayer presents 143 Chinese reverse glass paintings from a private collection in southern Germany. Traditional motifs of happiness, scenes from plays and novels, landscapes, Chi na's entrance into modernity, and the changing image of the Chinese woman define the central motifs.

Production of reverse glass paintings began in Canton in the 18th century, of which only those that found their way to the West are known today. After th e end of exports in the middle of the 19th century this decorative art continued to enjoy popularity in China, but only very few of the many fragile paintings in Chinese households have survived the turmoil of wars and disruptions of the 19th and 20th cent uries. Reverse glass painting fell into oblivion in China, with no collections in museums and very few private collectors. This first study in the West presents the beauty of this traditional art in all of its facets.
Edited by:   Christian Juranek, Christof Trepesch
Imprint:   Hirmer Verlag
Country of Publication:   Germany
Dimensions:   Height: 280mm,  Width: 240mm, 
Weight:   1.670kg
ISBN:   9783777430669
ISBN 10:   3777430668
Pages:   272
Publication Date:   26 July 2018
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Rupprecht Mayer is a sinologist, gallerist, and translator who lives and works in Burghausen, Germany.

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