Flowers in Chinese Paintings
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Painting flowers has a long and rich tradition in China, having evolved out of the classic bird-and-flower style to become its own distinct genre of painting. Tracing its evolution through centuries of artistic endeavour, this deeply researched book leaves no stone unturned. Following the sequence of the four seasons, it brings to life the most popular flowers by season, as well as the most famous painters, providing context and perspective on the development of this unique style. The book concludes with 80 exquisite flower paintings, masterworks of time and place selected as among the most beautiful and culturally important paintings of ancient China. Includes four high-quality prints of selected images from the book.
ISBN 9781908175588. Gingko Press.