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The Art of Chinese Painting

The ancient art of Chinese painting is one of the oldest continuous artistic traditions in history.

Kate Bryan, former Hong Kong resident and the Fine Art Society's head of contemporary, travels to China to find out more about this tradition, a journey which coincides with a once-in-a-lifetime exhibition at London's Victoria & Albert Museum, 'Masterpieces of Chinese Painting'. In China, Kate learns about the golden age of Chinese landscape and discovers why ink is still favoured over paint. She also learns how the country's unique aesthetic was heavily influenced by age-old standards of class and politics.

Release date:

29 minutes

Last on

Tue 19 Nov 2013 10:05


Role Contributor
PresenterKate Bryan
DirectorSarah Howitt
Series EditorJanet Lee

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