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Landscapes Clear and Radiant: The Art of Wang Hui - Part 3 of 3

Landscapes Clear and Radiant: The Art of Wang Hui (1632-1717) September 9, 2008 - January 4, 2009 Galleries for Chinese Painting and Calligraphy, 2nd floor, north wing Curator Maxwell Hearn presents an overview of the masterpieces featured in the special exhibition "Landscapes Clear and Radiant: The Art of Wang Hui (1632-1717)." Wang Hui played a key role in reinvigorating past traditions of landscape painting as well as in establishing the stylistic foundations for the imperially sponsored art of the Manchu Qing court. An artist of protean talent and immense artistic ambition, Wang developed an all-embracing synthesis of historical landscape styles that constituted one of the greatest innovations in the arts of late imperial China. The exhibition features twenty-seven masterpieces by Wang Hui from the Taipei and Beijing Palace Museums, the Shanghai Museum, and several North American collections, including five outstanding works from the Metropolitan's permanent collection. These paintings are complemented by a selection of earlier landscapes from the Song (960-1279), Yuan (1279-1368), and Ming (1368-1644) dynasties, mostly drawn from the Museums holdings, that highlight the sources of Wang Hui's inspiration. See the Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History to Learn more about Chinese Handscrolls: http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/chhs/hd_chhs.htm
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