Masterpieces of Chinese Painting 700-1900
Saturday, October 26, 2013 -
Sunday, January 19, 2014
Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum, Cromwell Road, South Kensington, London, SW7 2RL
Tube: South Kensington Station
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See some of the finest examples of Chinese painting at the V&A's autumn 2013 exhibition 'Masterpieces of Chinese Painting', the most comprehensive exhibition on the topic since 1935. Over 100 works from the beginning of the 8th to the end of the 19th century are brought together for this display which includes some of the earliest surviving Chinese paintings. Evolving themes and aesthetic preferences developed over the centuries are examined through rare works including figure paintings on silk for tombs and temples, and small scale works by monks. A show of this scale and nature hasn't been seen in the UK since the well-received International Exhibition of Chinese Art at the Royal Academy in 1935.