quarta-feira, 22 de setembro de 2010

Khubilai Khan at the Met

The Mongols of the Yuan Dynasty (1271-1368) knew how to live. Today, we could say they had a talent for "living large," enjoying all the arts in this life and the next. If there is a message in the Met's new show, "The World of Khubilai Khan, Chinese Art in the Yuan Dynasty," it is that during the roughly 100 years of the Yuan, there was a new artistic awakening and a flourishing of all the arts including architecture, textiles, calligraphy, painting, and porcelain. According to the curators, the Yuan world laid the foundation of what today we think of as traditional Chinese art.

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