The Art of Chinese Painting

The ancient art of Chinese painting is one of the oldest continuous artistic traditions in history. To coincide with a once in a lifetime exhibition at London's Victoria and Albert Museum Masterpieces of Chinese Painting, Kate Bryan, Head of Contemporary at The Fine Art Society and former Hong Kong resident, travels to China to learn about the golden age of Chinese landscape; discover why ink is still favoured over paint and how the country's unique aesthetic was heavily influenced by those age old standards of class and politics.

30 minutes

Last on

Fri 17 Oct 2014 01:30 GMT
BBC World News North America


Role Contributor
PresenterKate Bryan
DirectorSarah Howitt
Series EditorJanet Lee

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