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CHINESE ART IN AN AGE OF REVOLUTION: FU BAOSHI

CHINESE ART IN AN AGE OF REVOLUTION: FU BAOSHI (1904-1965)

METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART
 
 
“Often After Being Drunk” reads the seal on several of Fu’s  paintings – not an uncommon state to be in for  intelligentsia and artists.
Fu Baoshi  who was a brush and ink painter, a historian and an accomplished seal carver, lived in tumultuous times.  Throughout his career, Fu had to remain flexible, make some accommodations with the Communists to remain alive and in China – unlike some of his contemporaries he did not leave the country. Some 70 paintings and 20 seals never shown outside China are included in this exhibit that has been organized under the auspices of the classic Chinese Painting Department  and Maxwell Hearn, the Met’s head of the Asian Art, by a joint cooperation of the Nanjing Museum and the Cleveland Museum  of Art ( see my blog about the Xu Beihong exhibit currently at the Cleveland till January 29th). Fu Baoshi  who is one of the best figure and landscape artists of  20th century China, is best known for his mist-shrouded  and rain-swept mountain scenes. 
 
 
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