Fragrant Space. Chinese Flower and Bird Painting of the Ming and Qing Dynasties from the Guangdong Provincial Museum. LIU AND CAPON YANG, EDMUND.

Fragrant Space. Chinese Flower and Bird Painting of the Ming and Qing Dynasties from the Guangdong Provincial Museum.

Sydney. Art Gallery of New South Wales. 2000. Stock ID #163967

In English and Chinese. Profusely illustrated with colour reproductions, 144pp, index, bibliography, paperback, very good condition. 29.5 x 23cm. "Fragrant Space" is a marvelously evocative title; one that invokes, obviously, the sense of smell, but also one that in its use of the word space, evokes notions of the calm of the void, of an hiatus, of a wonderful sense of suspension. That of course is just what these paintings achieve: immortalising the transience of beauty and the sense of eternity implied in nature and her regenerative powers. Chinese artists have forever depended upon the many manifestations and momentums of nature and the unseen forces of the universe for inspiration, from the mighty landscapes to the humble vegetable, and the flower and bird tradition is one particularly rich and rewarding aspect of that relationship between man and natural world that has for centuries underwritten the Chinese painting experience." From Foreword.
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