Chinese Art in an Age of Revolution: Fu Baoshi (1904-1965) - Metropolitan Museum of Art



Date: 01/21/12 through 04/15/12
Ages: All
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Description: Perhaps the greatest figure painter and landscapist of China's modern period, Fu Baoshi successfully integrated Western and traditional artistic influences to create haunting images that evoke a mood as much as a place or person. This exhibition will treat Fu's forty-year career with some seventy paintings, including many of the artist's recognized masterpieces, drawn from the preeminent holdings of China's Nanjing Museum. The exhibition, augmented by superb works from a New York private collection, will be the most comprehensive treatment of the artist's oeuvre ever presented outside of Asia. Co-organized with the Cleveland Museum of Art, the exhibition will feature a richly illustrated catalogue.