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The Life of a Patron: Zhou Lianggong (1612-1672) and the Painters of Seventeenth-Century China Hongnam Kim

The Life of a Patron: Zhou Lianggong (1612-1672) and the Painters of Seventeenth-Century China

Hongnam Kim

Published October 1st 1996
ISBN : 9780965427005
Paperback
223 pages
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This volume celebrates Zhou Lianggongs legacy to the study of 17th-century Chinese painting. A high government official, Zhou Lianggong was unlike other typical connoisseurs of that period. Instead of seeking out works by great artists of the past,MoreThis volume celebrates Zhou Lianggongs legacy to the study of 17th-century Chinese painting. A high government official, Zhou Lianggong was unlike other typical connoisseurs of that period. Instead of seeking out works by great artists of the past, he focused on contemporary painters as well as seal carvers. Concerned with perserving their names in history, he recorded their biographies which he compiled in his books Da Hua Lu (Lives of Painters) and Yinren Zhuan (Lives of Seal Carvers). In this richly illustrated catalog Dr. Kim has compiled valuable information about Zhous life and writings and thus shed new light on the study of Chinese painting of the 17th-century.