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- DescriptionReclusion - the act of disengaging from worldly affairs for spiritual and moral cleansing - was a concept deeply associated with the ancient Chinese civilization. The theme of reclusion, or yin, was especially prevalent during the late Ming and early Qing dynasties, a period of unrivalled artistic achievement. This beautifully illustrated exhibition catalogue invites the viewer deep into the world of 17th century China. Nearly 60 hanging and hand scrolls, albums, and fans - many never seen before in print - reveal how the educated elite expressed their thoughts and ideals through depictions of the landscape, birds, flowers, fish, and insects. Accompanied by penetrating essays on the subject, these works celebrate the extraordinary skill with which the period's artists communicated the simple pleasures of living with nature.
- Author BiographySUSAN S. TAI is the Elizabeth Atkins Curator of Asian Art at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art in California. PETER C. STURMAN is Professor of Art History at the University of California, Santa Barbara.
- Date of Publication29/11/2012
- SubjectFine Arts / Art History
- Place of PublicationMunich
- Country of PublicationGermany
- Out-of-print date13/01/2017
- Content Note385
- Weight2050 g
- Width255 mm
- Height305 mm
- Spine29 mm
- Edited byPeter C. Sturman,Susan S. Tai
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