'Ink painting and calligraphy that extend, reinterpret or extrapolate China's long traditions of brush-and-ink are vital genres in contemporary Chinese art, and are being featured more and more in international exhibitions. This is the first book-length survey in English of recent trends in ink art, and it features a broad range of artists working on the Mainland and in Hong Kong, Taiwan, Europe and North America. Chinese painting historian Jason C. Kuo's essay places current brush-and-ink developments in the context of Chinese culture and gives an overview of ink painting since 1949. Kuo surveys modernist trends in Hong Kong and Taiwan, developments in the People's Republic after the Cultural Revolution, and recaps recent debates about what might be Chinese in modern and contemporary ink painting as well as the nature of 'experimental ink'. Much of the material included in this book is new, or newly synthesized in light of the internationalization of Chinese art and recent studies of its history since the 19th century...' (Front cover sleeve, 'Chinese Ink Painting Now')
Fifty-nine artists are represented by up to five works each and profiled in short texts. Selected bibliography is also provided.
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