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An Illustrated Guide to 50 Masterpieces of Chinese Paintings

Huang Kunfeng Shelly Bryant



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Shanghai Press
01 December 2019
The Arts: General & Reference; Oriental art; Painting & paintings; Art techniques & principles
Over thousands of years, the art of Chinese painting has evolved, while also staying loyal to its traditional roots. Despite various schools of thought, styles and techniques, three primary categories have emerged across the discipline: landscape, figure and bird-and-flower. Using fine ink and water brush strokes on paper or silk, Chinese artists have developed a unique style - one that's famous throughout the world.

This book highlights 50 Chinese paintings, pulled from museum collections in China and around the world, including:

British Museum, London Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas Osaka City Museum of Art, Osaka Palace Museum, Beijing Palace Museum, Taipei Shanghai Museum, Shanghai The paintings shown are representative of the categories, historical periods and styles of this artistic tradition. Detailed professional interpretations and notes allow readers to learn more about the pieces themselves, the artists and the context in which they were created. Plus, photo enlargements of key details get readers up close to these masterpieces.
By:   Huang Kunfeng
Translated by:   Shelly Bryant
Imprint:   Shanghai Press
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 260mm,  Width: 184mm, 
Weight:   539g
ISBN:   9781602201613
ISBN 10:   1602201617
Pages:   144
Publication Date:   01 December 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Huang Kunfeng has an M.A. in Ancient Chinese Calligraphy and Painting from the China Academy of Fine Arts. She is a writer and book editor whose work has appeared in art magazines and newspapers across China.

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