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Description - Reading Chinese Painting by Sophia Suk-Mun Law

With fascinating commentary and beautiful artwork this Chinese art history book allows Westerners to better interpret understand traditional Chinese painting.

Applying a comparative approach to Chinese and Western art, this art book examines the characteristics of traditional Chinese art and analyses the distinction between figure painting and portraiture. It examines the scenery in Chinese landscape painting and the sense of poetry within the paintings of flowers and birds so that the reader comes to understand the unique essence of Chinese art and is gradually led towards the evanescent world of spiritual abstraction displayed in Chinese painting.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781602200241
ISBN-10: 1602200246
Format: Hardback
(260mm x 184mm x mm)
Pages: 168
Imprint: Shanghai Press
Publisher: Shanghai Press
Publish Date: 18-Oct-2016
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Sophia Suk-Mun Law

Sophia LAW Sukmun (Luo Shumin) is an Associate Professor in the Department of Visual Studies of Lingnan University, Hong Kong where she teaches courses in the history of Chinese and Western art and art and community. In the 1980s she studied painting with the late master of the Lingnan School, Mr. Yang Shanshen with particular reference to the characteristics of the development of Chinese and Western art. In 1994 she studied the history of art at the University of Hong Kong and in 1997 undertook research on the history of Chinese art in the 20th century with a doctoral thesis on Zhang Daqian and the development of 20th century Chinese art.

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