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Pictures For Use And Pleasure Vernacular Painting In High Qing China

01/09/2010 Pictures for Use and Pleasure Vernacular Painting in High Qing China.

by James Cahill (Author) September 2010; First Edition; Hardcover $85.

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Rights: Available worldwide Pages: 280 ISBN: 9780520258570 Trim Size: 8 x 10 Illustrations: 122 color illustrations, The book focuses on a miscellaneous catalog of vernacular painting in High Qing China like beauty paintings, family portraits, festival paintings and so forth.

These paintings all had an obvious secular function which was also the reason that they were considered low brow by the traditional Chinese connoisseurs for centuries.

Publication date 2010 Title Variation Vernacular painting in high Qing China ISBN 9780520258570 (hardback : alk.

paper) 0520258576 (hardback : alk.

paper), A vernacular painting in China is a realistic, folk depiction of scenes from everyday domestic life.

The term is often applied to paintings that were frequently displayed in High Qing China during the New Year and birthdays.

In his 2010 book Pictures for Use and Pleasure , art historian James Cahill defines the term as “a great body of painting , created over the centuries by studio artists.

The book focuses on a miscellaneous catalog of vernacular painting in High Qing China like beauty paintings, family portraits, festival paintings and so forth.

These paintings all had an obvious secular function which was also the reason that they were considered low brow by the traditional Chinese connoisseurs for centuries.

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Book, Print & Media Awards Articles, Papers & Research Awards, “This is an outstanding piece of work: timely, essential, authoritative, and original.

Cahill throws light on obscure artists, emerging styles and regional traditions, unexplored aspects of cultural life, enigmatic iconographies, and questions of authorship and authenticity, leaving the reader richly informed and full of new ideas.

“and#151;Susan Nelson, Indiana University”Cahill brings the.

After researching the subject for more than ten years, Cahill (Chinese art , emeritus, Univ.

of California, Berkeley) offers new perspectives on a previously unappreciated genre: functional (that is, nonliterati) painting from the late Ming (late 16th to mid-17th century) through the High Qing of the Manchu dynasty (mid-17th to late 18th century).

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pictures for use and pleasure vernacular painting in high qing china