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    Unrivaled Calligraphy: Yan Zhenqing and His Legacy

    A long-awaited special exhibition—Unrivaled Calligraphy: Yan Zhenqing and His Legacy—just opened today at the Tokyo National Museum in Japan. During the Tang dynasty of China (618–907), three great calligraphers—Ouyang Xun, Yu Shinan, and Chu Suiliang—perfected the style known as “standard script.” While inheriting the tradition they established, Yan Zhenqing (709–785) succeeded in establishing his own style […]

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    Of a Feather Flocking Together: Birds, Flowers, and Fruits in Melodic Harmony

    Happy New Year! A new exhibition on bird-and-flower painting just started today at the National Palace Museum in Taipei. Birds have been an intimate part of people’s lives throughout history. Whether found in mountain forests or remote wetlands, encountered on walks in urban parks or along the road, or even seen around the home, birds appear […]

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    Splendors of Liangxi at Wuxi Museum

    In celebration of the tenth anniversary of the opening of its new building, Wuxi Museum is hosting a special exhibition called “Splendors of Liangxi (梁溪折桂)”. Liangxi, or the Liang Stream, is a river that runs across Wuxi and connects Lake Tai with the Grand Canal. Situated on the northeastern border of Lake Tai, Wuxi, like […]

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    Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Receives Transformative Gift from Collector Wan-go Weng

    BOSTON (December 13, 2018)—The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA), announces today that it has received the largest and most significant gift of Chinese paintings and calligraphy in the Museum’s history: the Wan-go H. C. Weng (翁萬戈) Collection, comprising 183 objects that were acquired by and passed down through six generations of a single family. […]

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    Another Look at National Treasures: Select Masterpieces of Painting and Calligraphy

    Last year, the National Palace Museum in Taipei organized a special exhibition of “National Treasures: Select Masterpieces of Painting and Calligraphy.” Due to popular demand, the Museum is once again holding this exhibition at its northern branch with a completely new rotation of works under the title of “Another Look at National Treasures: Select Masterpieces […]

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    The Four Wangs’ Paintings of the Early Qing Period

    At the end of the Ming dynasty (1368–1644) and beginning of the Qing dynasty (1644–1911), four painters with the surname Wang became highly influential throughout the community of traditional Chinese artists. Associated with one another via educational or familial connections, these artists are known to historians as the Four Wangs. They followed Dong Qichang’s (1555–1636) […]

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    Ancient Chinese Calligraphies and Paintings at Liaoning Provincial Museum

    If I could choose only one exhibition to see this year, it would be this one. The Liaoning Provincial Museum just opened two new galleries dedicated to ancient Chinese calligraphy and painting. Among the first rotation are such epic artworks as Confucius Passing Away by Ouyang Xun, Court Ladies Wearing Flowered Headdresses by Zhou Fang, […]

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    Prosperity in Tranquility—The Art of Qi Baishi

    The Palace Museum and Beijing Fine Art Academy jointly present the exhibition “Prosperity in Tranquility: The Art of Qi Baishi” at the Forbidden City in the galleries of the main tower and western wing tower at the Meridian Gate (Wu Men). The exhibition features over 200 paintings, seals, and literary works by the artist Qi […]

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