Faces of China
Portrait Painting of the Ming and Qing Dynasties (1368-1912)
Herausgeber: Klaas Ruitenbeek
"Faces of China: Portrait Painting of the Ming and Qing Dynasties (1368–1912)""" will be the first exhibition in Europe to explicitly focus on Chinese portrait painting. Portrait painting has a history of over 2000 years in China. In the period from 1600 to 1900 it experienced a heyday, stimulated by the arrival of Italian Jesuit painters around 1600, bringing with them European portrait-painting techniques. Presenting an unparalleled selection of over 100 portraits from the collections of the Palace Museum in Beijing and the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto, the exhibition covers a span of 500 years, focusing particularly on the Qing dynasty. During this period portraiture reached a previously unknown level of variety, encompassing formal court and ancestor portraits, military portraits, and informal portraits of artists, officials and talented women. The exhibition has received generous support from the Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation.
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