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The Resource How to read Chinese paintings, Maxwell K. Hearn

How to read Chinese paintings, Maxwell K. Hearn

Label
How to read Chinese paintings
Title
How to read Chinese paintings
Statement of responsibility
Maxwell K. Hearn
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The Chinese way of appreciating a painting is often expressed by the words du hua, "to read a painting." How does one do that? Because art is a visual language, words alone cannot adequately convey its expressive dimension. How to Read Chinese Paintings seeks to visually analyze thirty-six paintings and calligraphies from the encyclopedic collection of The Metropolitan Museum of Art in order to elucidate what makes each a masterpiece." "Maxwell K. Hearn's text discusses each work in depth, considering multiple layers of meaning. Style, technique, symbolism, past traditions, historical events, and the artist's personal circumstances all come into play. Spanning more than a thousand years, from the eighth through the seventeenth century, the subjects represented are particularly wide-ranging: landscapes, flowers, birds, figures, religious subjects, and calligraphies. All illuminate the main goal of every Chinese artist: to capture not only the outer appearance of a subject but also its inner essence. Numerous large color details, accompanied by informative captions, allow the reader to delve further into the most significant aspects of each work." "Together the text and illustrations gradually reveal many of the major themes and characteristics of Chinese painting. To "read" these works is to enter a dialogue with the past. Slowly perusing a scroll or album, one shares an intimate experience that has been repeated over the centuries. And it is through such readings that meaning is gradually revealed."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hearn, Maxwell K
Dewey number
759.951
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
ND1040
LC item number
.H43 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • catalogs
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Painting, Chinese
  • Painting, Chinese
  • Painting, Chinese
  • Kinesisk målarkonst
Label
How to read Chinese paintings, Maxwell K. Hearn
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"This volume is published in conjunction with the exhibition 'Anatomy of a masterpiece: how to read Chinese paintings, ' organized by The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, and held there from March 1 through August 10, 2008"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 170-173)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Dynastic chronology -- Introduction -- Dragon steed -- Portraying talent -- Exquisite discipline -- The vastness and multiplicity of creation -- Landscape of emotion -- Magic realism -- The subtle subversive -- Expressive freedom in banishment -- Envisioning introspection -- Evocative abbreviation -- A private world -- Dream vision -- The zen of painting -- The perfection of nature -- Identification with nature -- Archaism as activist art -- Painting as calligraphy -- Controlled spontaneity -- Iron-wire lines -- Meticulous miniaturist -- The integration of poetry, painting, and calligraphy -- Pictorial diary I : Hard times -- Pictorial diary II : Contentment at life's end -- Conceptual landscape -- Visionary mountains -- Escapist fantasy -- Imaging an ideal world -- Martial virtue -- Proud defiance -- Portraiture as archetype -- Physiognomy as art -- Holy grotesques -- A declaration of faith -- The artifice of art -- Landscape as self-portrait -- Less is more
Control code
ocn192109717
Dimensions
31 cm
Extent
ix, 173 pages
Isbn
9781588392817
Lccn
2008006480
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o192109717
  • (OCoLC)192109717
Label
How to read Chinese paintings, Maxwell K. Hearn
Link
Publication
Note
"This volume is published in conjunction with the exhibition 'Anatomy of a masterpiece: how to read Chinese paintings, ' organized by The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, and held there from March 1 through August 10, 2008"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 170-173)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Dynastic chronology -- Introduction -- Dragon steed -- Portraying talent -- Exquisite discipline -- The vastness and multiplicity of creation -- Landscape of emotion -- Magic realism -- The subtle subversive -- Expressive freedom in banishment -- Envisioning introspection -- Evocative abbreviation -- A private world -- Dream vision -- The zen of painting -- The perfection of nature -- Identification with nature -- Archaism as activist art -- Painting as calligraphy -- Controlled spontaneity -- Iron-wire lines -- Meticulous miniaturist -- The integration of poetry, painting, and calligraphy -- Pictorial diary I : Hard times -- Pictorial diary II : Contentment at life's end -- Conceptual landscape -- Visionary mountains -- Escapist fantasy -- Imaging an ideal world -- Martial virtue -- Proud defiance -- Portraiture as archetype -- Physiognomy as art -- Holy grotesques -- A declaration of faith -- The artifice of art -- Landscape as self-portrait -- Less is more
Control code
ocn192109717
Dimensions
31 cm
Extent
ix, 173 pages
Isbn
9781588392817
Lccn
2008006480
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o192109717
  • (OCoLC)192109717

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