Including masterpieces from every period of Chinese art, the Chinese collection of The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art is celebrated as one of the finest outside Asia. This catalogue presents a selection of twenty-seven works ranging in date from the second millennium B.C.E. to the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911). The selection is representative of the central traditions of Chinese art—jade carving and bronze ritual vessels, ceramics, Buddhist sculpture, scroll painting, lacquer and textiles—and includes the world famous works such as A Solitary Temple Amid Clearing Peaks attributed to Li Cheng (c. 919-967) and the twelfth century sculpture of Guanyin of the Southern Seas.
Published by the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
2011 | 103 pages | 11.3" x 11.4"