25.09.2012 to 10.03.2013
Museum für Asiatische Kunst
Chinese literati, painters and calligraphers have always presented their essays, poems, and paintings as gifts to colleagues, relatives, pupils or teachers, as tokens of friendship or special attachment.
These elegant gifts often expressed gratitude for a service rendered commemorated special events such as farewells or birthdays, or recorded bonds of friendship. Sometimes, they just resulted from a whim. Whatever the circumstances, an inscription usually documented the circumstances of the gift.
This exhibition focuses on the special function of paintings and calligraphies as gifts, using selected masterpieces from the collection of the Asian Art Museum as examples. It shows how Chinese literati, painters and calligraphers used their art to build their social networks.
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Please note that the collection of South, Southeast, and Central Asian Art on the ground floor will be closed from January 11th 2016.
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