Ink Art

Past As Present in Contemporary China
by Maxwell K. Hearn
Metropolitan Museum of Art

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Pub Date: 2013
Format: Hardback with bw & color illus.
Pages: 206 pp.
Size: 9.25 x 10.75 inches

ISBN: 9780300197037
TB Code: 1809089
Availability: 107 in stock

The Chinese tradition of “ink art” stretches far beyond works in ink, to embrace a set of aesthetic principles centered on renewal and reinterpretation of the past. The 80 works, by 40 contemporary artists, featured in Ink Art range from variations on the written word to radical abstractions to contemporary landscapes, and represent media as diverse as photography, video, ceramic, wood, bronze, and stainless steel―as well as traditional ink (which might be on cardboard, polyester, or the human body).