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DISCARDING THE BRUSH: GAO QIPEI (1660-1734) AND THE ART OF CHINESE FINGER PAINTING/SCHILDEREN ZONDER PENSEEL: GAO QIPEI (1660-1734) EN DE CHINESE VINGERSCHILDERKUNST. Klaas Ruitenbeek and Joan Stanley-Baker. Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, 1992. Published in association with Snoeck-Ducaju & Zoon, Ghent. 342 pp. with 396 ills. (193 col.) and 253 reference ills. 31 x 25 cm. ISBN 9053490507 Bilingual in Dutch and English.
Presenting works selected from more than 30 international collections, this catalogue thoroughly examines the significance of the radically innovative technique of painting with the fingers developed primarily by early Qing artist Gao Qipei, documenting nearly 100 albums and scrolls produced by Gao and some 20 of his precursors, contemporaries and followers from the late 17th to the 20th century. Fine illustrations and scholarly descriptions of the featured landscapes, figure studies and plant and animal images are accompanied by a lengthy 1771 treatise on finger painting by Gao's grandson and two scholarly essays discussing the art historical context of the painter's expressive oeuvre, his aesthetic achievements and his broad influence on the development of 18th-century art in Japan.
Artist(s):Gao Qipei
Indexing: Non-Western (Traditional/Native Arts), Asia (Traditional) — China — 1600-1800 — Painting
Plans: 01,06,07,13,15,21,98
Worldwide Number: 024155
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