COLLECTING THE PAST: SCHOLAR'S TASTE IN CHINESE ART

FREE DISPLAY

1 September -  22 October 2017

Khoan & Michael Sullivan Gallery of Chinese Paintings (11)

This display featured a range of Chinese paintings created by scholar-artists since the 18th century.  These art works represent the tradition of collecting the past, aesthetic taste and the values of the Chinese literati who governed China for more than ten centuries.  Explore the objects with which the scholars surrounded themselves in their studies, such as brush pots, ink stones, water droppers and scholar’s rocks.

Image: Fu Baoshi (1904–1965), The scholar artist in his studio after Meicun Wu, Sullivan Bequest, © Fu Baoshi estate

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