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Painting and Private Life in Eleventh-Century China: Mountain Villa by Li Gonglin

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In the eleventh century, the focus of Chinese painting shifted dramatically. The subject matter of most earlier works of art was drawn from a broadly shared heritage of political, religious, and literary themes. Late in the century, however, a group of scholar-artists began to make paintings that reflected the private experiences of their own lives. Robert Harrist argues here that no work illuminates this development more vividly than Mountain Villa , a handscroll by the renowned artist Li Gonglin (ca. 1041-1106). Through ...

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Painting and Private Life in Eleventh-Century China: Mountain Villa by Li Gonglin
1998, Princeton University Press, Princeton

ISBN-13: 9780691016092

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