Bringing together some characteristics and features of three narrative Chinese handscroll paintings.
A truly beautiful hand scroll in blue-green style, which tells the story of an ancient ode using exquisite images.
It looks like a regular, exquisitely beautiful landscape, with forests, rugged hills, and rivers. In fact it bears a story, told largely in its figures.
A handscroll, copied from an original painted before 400 CE, tells a complex story in detail a millennium before the European Renaissance.
Perfect for finding those unusual Christmas presents.
Japanese painting remained traditional during the country’s long isolation. But where are accounts of its eventual renaissance?