[ Free ePUB ] How to Read Chinese Paintings (The Metropolitan Museum of Art - How to Read)Author Maxwell K Hearn – Z55z.co

The Chinese Often Use The Expression Du Hua, To Read A Painting, In Connection With Their Study And Appreciation Of Such Works This Volume Closely Reads Thirty Six Masterpieces Of Chinese Painting From The Encyclopedic Collection Of The Metropolitan Museum Of Art In Order To Reveal The Major Characteristics And Themes Of This Rich Pictorial Tradition The Book Examines Multiple Layers Of Meaning Style, Technique, Symbolism, Past Traditions, And The Artist S Personal Circumstances Through Accessible Texts And Numerous Large Color Details A Dynastic Chronology, Map, And List Of Further Readings Supplement The Text Spanning A Thousand Years Of Chinese Art, These Landscapes, Flowers, Birds, Figures, Religious Subjects, And Calligraphies Illuminate The Main Goal Of Every Chinese Artist To Capture Not Only The Outer Appearance Of A Subject But Also Its Inner Essence


5 thoughts on “How to Read Chinese Paintings (The Metropolitan Museum of Art - How to Read)

  1. katiemae katiemae says:

    This was an assigned reading for an art history class I took at the University of Utah Usually art history literature is fairly dry, but I really enjoyed how this was written More than a textbook I appreciate the size of the images of the artwork so important when you re discussing art history to be able to actually see what you re talking about.


  2. D. Pong D. Pong says:

    Interesting, easily understood by novice and useful for experts at the same time.A great book Bravo


  3. Holly777 Holly777 says:

    This book had been an excellent resource for understanding Chinese painting The background information is fascinating and the reproductions are beautiful I am so glad I purchased this book.


  4. M. West M. West says:

    Beautiful book, well written.


  5. Paul Ramsey Paul Ramsey says:

    Fabulous commentary on some magnificent paintings.