Locations of Selected Chinese Paintings in This Gallery
America’s involvement with Chinese art goes back to the late 18th century when the “Silk Road” was plied by a small group of hardy traders. After that, American private collectors, foundations, museums were obsessed with collecting Chinese art which range from painting, calligraphy, ceramic, furniture to all kinds of decorative art. In the 21st century, outside of China (mainland, Hong Kong and Taiwan) and Japan, America has the rashest collection of Chinese painting and calligraphy in the world.
In this project, I selected 10 pieces of Chinese painting from 4 prestige museums in the Northeast of America including The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Freer Gallery of Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and Princeton University Art Museum. These 10 Chinese paintings represented the most splendid techniques of Chinese craftsmanship.