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Description - The 8 Brokens: Chinese Bapo Painting by Nancy Berliner

A rediscovery and appreciation of an intriguing form of Chinese painting in the late 19th and early 20th centuries that encoded messages about modern society in realistic depictions of fragments from China's past.

Developed during the mid-19th century in China, the bapo `eight brokens' painting genre combines ingeniously realistic depictions of antique documents, such as calligraphies, rubbings, paintings, and pages from old books, sometimes alongside everyday contemporary ephemera including advertisements, receipts, and postmarked envelopes. The resulting seemingly haphazard, overlapping compositions contain coded reflections on the decay of cultural traditions, or wishes for the recipient's good fortune.

This book explores the origins of bapo in Chinese visual culture and traces how it blossomed into an intriguing and inventive tradition in the hands of many artists.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780878468317
Format: Hardback
Pages: 160
Imprint: Museum of Fine Arts,Boston
Publisher: Museum of Fine Arts,Boston
Publish Date: 1-Nov-2018
Country of Publication: United States

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