Saturday, December 9, 2017

First North American survey of paintings by trailblazing Chinese Artist Chen Hongshou now at Berkeley

Chen Hongshou (1599–1652) , Self-image , Ca. 1633, Album of eleven paintings; ink and color on silk, 8 3/4 x 8 9/16 in. Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Wan-go H. C. Weng, 1999 999.521a-k
BERKELEY---One of the most influential artists of seventeenth-century imperial China is the subject of a major museum survey, the artist’s first in North America, when the UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAMPFA) presents "Repentant Monk: Illusion and Disillusion in the Art of Chen Hongshou." The exhibition includes twenty-five rarely exhibited works that exemplify Chen’s important role in driving the course of Chinese art history. The paintings are drawn from BAMPFA’s own substantial holdings of Chinese art and from international collections, including works from the Shanghai Museum that have never been exhibited in the United States. On view through January 28, 2018 [More]