DONG QICHANG’S CLASSICAL ART EXHIBITION
Recommended by Shanghai Museum and OGP Collectors Club.
- Shanghai Museum, 201 Renmin Ave., Huangpu Qu District, Shanghai, China
Dong Qichang (1555-1636), a distinguished Chinese painter, opens a new chapter in late Ming dynasty literati painting with his bold and insightful theory of the Southern and Northern schools of landscape painting, which synthesised traditions and charted the course of artistic development for future generations. Dong's theory profoundly influenced and nurtured his disciples, including the early Qing Four Monks, the Four Wangs, Wu Li and Yun Shouping, Jinling School, Xin'an School, and cultivated literati painting to its peak in the succeeding centuries. Since the Yuan dynasty, Zhao Mengfu and Dong Qichang have been the only two most influential painters who have been able to bridge the past traditions to the future, and are thus regarded as "two Literati Masters in the history of painting." The Shanghai Museum, which houses an important collection of Dong Qichang's works of art, is proud to present The Ferryman of Ink World: Dong Qichang's Calligraphy and Painting Art, its first exhibition in Mainland China, to commemorate this great Ming artist and Shanghai native. Dong Qichang's contribution was enormous and unrivalled in his time and for centuries to come, as his close friend Chen Jiru put it, "a drop of lion's milk, breeding a glory family." This exhibition includes 154 pieces (groups) of Dong Qichang's work, as well as loans from 15 other world-class institutions, including the Palace Museum, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, and the Tokyo Notational Museum. The exhibition is divided into three sections: "Dong Qichang and His Time," "Dong Qichang's Achievement and Transcendence," and "Dong Qichang's Influence and Works Copying After Him," and provides a thorough understanding of Dong Qichang's arts. We believe that this exhibition, along with related publications, lectures, and an international symposium, will broaden our perspectives on Dong Qichang and his peers' artistic endeavours in the late Ming dynasty. Meanwhile, it also fits well into the series programme of “Shanghai Culture” to promote and propagate the Jiangnan Area culture and Hipai culture as well. Tips: - Fri, Dec 7, 2018 @ 9 : 00 am - Sun, Mar 10, 2019 @ 5 : 00 pm - Shanghai Museum, 201 Renmin Avenue, People's Square, Huangpu Qu District, Shanghai, China - Daily from 9 : 00 am to 5 : 00 pm (Last admission at 4 : 00 pm). Mondays are closed (except statutory holidays) - Tickets are free, but advance reservations are required.