The Many Faces of Chinese Painting

The forthcoming exhibition "Masterpieces of Chinese Painting 700-1900" (Victoria and Albert Museum, 26th October 2013 – 19th January 2014), with loans from twenty major museums in China, Japan, the United States and Europe, presents a rare opportunity to appreciate the great variety of styles and subjects across the centuries.  This talk will focus on highlights of the exhibition, as well as discussing the distinctive traits of Chinese scroll paintings and their significance from the perspective of Chinese painters and collectors.