UVa Library Press Releases
ANNOUNCING THE EXHIBITION "EVENING SONGS OF
THE FISHERMAN: MASTERPIECES OF CHINESE PAINTING,"
ON DISPLAY IN THE FINE ARTS LIBRARY
Contact: Mercy Quintos at (434) 243-8969 or firstname.lastname@example.org
April 23, 2002 - The Fiske Kimball Fine Arts Library announces a new exhibition "Evening Songs of the Fishermen: Masterpieces of Chinese Painting," on display now through June 15, 2002.
Showing in the Bridge of the Fine Arts Library are facsimile reproductions of Chinese masterpieces of the Song (960-1279) and Qing (1644-1911) dynasties. Highlights include two monumental hanging scrolls (approx. 4'x8' and 4'x10') and one handscroll of landscape paintings. Also featured are flower paintings by court artists of the Imperial Academy, and additional landscapes and flower paintings from the 17th century.
These facsimiles were produced using highly sophisticated photographing and printing techniques on special paper and silk to simulate the original paintings in all respects. The exhibition provides a wonderful opportunity to appreciate and study these masterpieces. With the exception of the handscroll, which is at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, all of the originals are housed in the National Palace Museum in Taipei.
The purchase of these facsimile paintings for the Fine Arts Library was made possible by the generosity of the Weedon Foundation, through a grant submitted by Dorothy Wong, assistant professor of East Asian Art, McIntire Department of Art.
For more information, contact Mercy Quintos at (434)
243-8969 or at email@example.com.