- Landscapes of the Ming and Qing Dynasties
- April 14, 2015 - May 10, 2015
Landscapes are one of the most common subjects in Chinese painting. Landscape paintings of the style established during the late Ming (1368-1644) and early Qing (1644-1911) Dynasties were appreciated as portrayals of the internal emotional landscapes of Chinese literati. There were various distinctive, highly original schools of landscape painting, including the Jiangnan region's Suzhou-based Wu School and Hangzhou-based Che School during the Ming Dynasty, and the Nanjing-based Eight Masters of Jinling during the Qing. This room contains unique landscape paintings that intentionally stray from the orthodox style of Chinese landscape painting established during the Qing Dynasty.