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Scrolling Images: Chinese Painting and Calligraphy in Handscroll Format

Boxset of 11 hardback volumes, 292 x 216 mm
PRICE: £300.00
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The main attraction of the handscroll for the artist is that it is virtually infinite in terms of the development of an idea, or series of ideas. Whether painting a landscape or writing drunken poetry, you go on until you reach a logical conclusion, then you stop. For this reason, most of the finest Chinese artists produced their most important works as handscrolls. Read more

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