Known today as the youngest of the remarkable "Eight Eccentrics of Yangzhou", Luo Ping was one of the most versatile, original, and celebrated artists in eighteenth-century China. While Luo s early works reflect the thriving and innovative artistic climate of his hometown Yangzhou, his late oeuvre produced in Beijing provides evidence for the art-historical and antiquarian interests that he shared with his friends and patrons, many of whom were among the most prominent representatives of the intellectual and political life of the day. This accompanies an exhibition of works drawn primarily from leading museums in China, and will include rarely seen masterpieces as well as overlooked or unpublished works to provide a broad spectrum of Luo s multiple talents and extraordinary pictorial prowess, including compelling portraits, colourful landscapes, Buddhist images, and witty depictions of animals and plants. Also featured and comprehensively documented in the catalogue is the pictorial monument that cemented his lasting fame: the Ghost Amusement scroll from around 1766, Luo s most celebrated depiction of supernatural beings. Edited by Kim Karlsson, Alfreda Murck and Michele Matteini.
Description du livre Paul Holberton Publishing, 2009. Paperback. État : New. N° de réf. du libraire P113907077415