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Examining the Art of Ming Dynasty Painter Qiu Ying

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LACMA @ Home presents videos and podcasts that help reconnect artists and audiences even though the museum is currently closed. In this video, Stephen Little, LACMA’s Florence and Harry Sloan Curator of Chinese Art, shares highlights from the Qui Ying Exhibit.

Where the Truth Lies: The Art of Qiu Ying // Exhibition Highlights

Title: Where the Truth Lies: The Art of Qiu Ying
Presented by: LACMA
Originally Published: July 5, 2020
Hosted by: Stephen Little

In this video Stephen Little, LACMA’s Florence and Harry Sloan Curator of Chinese Art, shares highlights from the first exhibition on Qiu Ying ever organized outside of Asia.

About LACMA
Committed to showcasing a multitude of art histories, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art  exhibits and interprets works of art from new and unexpected points of view that are informed by the region’s rich cultural heritage and diverse population.

About Qiu Ying
Few artists in Chinese history have proven as enigmatic as the great Ming dynasty painter Qiu Ying (c. 1494–c. 1552), whose life and art reveal a series of paradoxes. Though one of the most famous artists of the Ming period, almost nothing is known about his life. He is said to have been illiterate, yet surviving evidence demonstrates elegant writing. He is said to have had few followers, yet he was the most copied painter in Chinese history. In addition to masterworks by Qiu Ying, the exhibition includes works by his predecessors and teachers, his daughter Qiu Zhu, and followers from the early 16th through the mid-20th century.

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