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Chinese Painting: Paintings of Scholars and Beautiful Women

"Chinese Painting: Paintings of Scholars and Beautiful Women"

Asian Gallery (Toyokan) Room 8  September 18, 2019 (Wed) - October 27, 2019 (Sun)

  
The Nine Elders (detail), By Ren Yi, China, Qing dynasty, dated 1883 (Gift of Dr. Hayashi Munetake)

From the 18th to the 19th century, Chinese scholars painted and commissioned portraits of themselves, friends, and revered figures from the past. These paintings were often highly idealized and served to reflect exemplary friendships. At the same time, paintings of slender female attendants with slim waists in gorgeous colors and refined brushwork were also very popular.

Current exhibit includes:
The Nine Elders, By Ren Yi, China, Qing dynasty, dated 1883 (Gift of Dr. Hayashi Munetake)
Sweet Dream at Mount Luofu, By Yu Ming, China, Republic period, 20th century (Private collection)
Literary Gathering in Chengnan, By Yu Zhiding, China, Qing dynasty, 17th century (Gift of Mr. Takashima Kikujiro)