Cahill, James.

Chinese Painting. Treasures of Asia.


DKK 185,00

To paint is to draw boundaries, writes the author of the “Shuo wen”, the firskt Chinese dictionary arount the year A. D. 100. He explains the character for “hua”, to paint, as representing a hand grasping a marker and drawing the four boundaries of a field, that is to say, delineating a field. Sixteen centuries later, the great individualist painter, Tai-Chi, was to open his theoretical treatise by speaking of the Single Brushstroke as “the origin of all existence, the root of the myriad phenomena” – one might almost, without violating the sense, translate: In the beginning was the Brushstroke. The line drawn by a brush remains the central fact of Chinese painting throughout its history.

Rizzoli, New York 1977

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INDHOLD: Early figure painting: The Han, Six Danasties and T´ang periods 2nd – 9th centuries. – Early landscape painting: Six Dynasties to early Sung 4th – 11th centuries. – Sung Dynasty Landscape: The middle period 11th – 12th century. – Figurews in landscapes and garden settings 10th – 13th centuries. – Bird, flower and animal painting of the Sung Dynasty 10th – 13th centuries. – Landscapes of the southern Sung Adacedmy: Ma Yitan, Hsia Kuei, Ma Lin 12th – 13th centuries. – The literati and Ch´an painters of the Sung Dynasty 11th – 13th centuries. – The early Yitan painters 13th – early 14th centuries. – The Wu Scool 15th – 16th centuries. – Chou Ch´en, T´ang Yin and Ch´in 16th century. – Early Ch´ing panting.The individualists 17th – early 18th centuries. – The eighteenth century: The Yang-chou eccentrics and others. – Table of dynasties. – Selected bibliography. – List of colorplates.- Indbundet med omslag. – Illustreret i farver. – 211 sider. – Pænt eksemplar.