SPECIAL SHOWCASE

Zoom Into Painting
Details from Exhibition Flowers on a River
近观丹青:特写特展“河上花”

September 15, 2023, to January 5, 2024
40 Rector St, 2nd Floor

Admission: Free (Donation Welcome)

Zhu Da / Bada Shanren (1626–ca.1705), Flowers on a River (detail), Qing dynasty, handscroll, ink on paper, 18 1/2 × 508 7/8 in. (47 × 1292.5 cm). Collection of the Tianjin Museum

明 陈录 梅花月色图(立轴)细节
Chen Lu (dates unknown)
Plum Blossoms In the Moonlight (Detail)
Hanging scroll; ink on paper
Tianjin Museum

This special showcase will feature enlarged details of paintings from the works of 21 selected artists. With more elaborate introductions and an accompanying video presentation, it serves as an extension of the original exhibition titled “Flowers on a River: The Art of Chinese Flower-and-Bird Painting, 1368-1911, Masterworks from Tianjin Museum and Changzhou Museum.” This showcase presents a fresh opportunity for both the general public and art enthusiasts to deepen their understanding and admiration for Chinese flower-and-bird painting. 

While retaining the three original sections—“Precious Plums of the Palace: Academicism and Court Painters,” “Fragrant Plums in the Wild: The Literati and Their Painting Schools,” and “Vitality of Nature: Flower-and-Bird Painting and Customs”—this exhibition places a special emphasis on Ink Plum Painting, Women Painters, and a standout highlight from the original exhibition: the monumental handscroll by Zhu Da (1626-1705) titled “Flowers on a River.” 

Join us at China Institute Gallery for a captivating journey through the world of Chinese flower- and- bird painting. Immerse yourself in the artistry and culture that has shaped generations. For an enriched visit, we are delighted to offer a dedicated “Painting Station,” allowing you to experiment with your own brushwork and engage more deeply with the art of Ink Plum Painting. 

This special showcase features enlarged details of paintings from the works of 21 selected artists. With more elaborate introductions and an accompanying video presentation, it serves as an extension of the original exhibition titled “Flowers on a River: The Art of Chinese Flower-and-Bird Painting, 1368-1911, Masterworks from Tianjin Museum and Changzhou Museum.” This showcase presents a fresh opportunity for both the general public and art enthusiasts to deepen their understanding and admiration for the Chinese flower-and-bird painting genre. 

While retaining the three original sections—“Precious Plums of the Palace: Academicism and Court Painters,” “Fragrant Plums in the Wild: The Literati and Their Painting Schools,” and “Vitality of Nature: Flower-and-Bird Painting and Customs”—this exhibition places a special emphasis on ink plum painting, female painters, and a standout highlight from the original exhibition: the monumental handscroll by Zhu Da (1626-1705) titled “Flowers on a River.” 

Join us at China Institute Gallery for a captivating journey through the world of Chinese flower-and-bird painting. Immerse yourself in the artistry and culture that has shaped generations. For an enriched visit, we are delighted to offer a dedicated “painting station,” which allows you to experiment with your own brushwork and engage more deeply with the art of ink plum painting. 

Gallery Hour:
Monday- Friday  10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Closed On:

OCTOBER
Monday, October 9

NOVEMBER
Wednesday, November 22
Thursday, November 23
Friday, November 24

DECEMBER
Friday, December 22
Monday, December 25
Friday, December 29

JANUARY
Monday, January 1

明 陈录 梅花月色图(立轴)细节
Chen Lu (dates unknown)
Plum Blossoms In the Moonlight (Detail)

Hanging scroll; ink on paper
Tianjin Museum

This special showcase will feature enlarged details of paintings from the works of 21 selected artists. With more elaborate introductions and an accompanying video presentation, it serves as an extension of the original exhibition titled “Flowers on a River: The Art of Chinese Flower-and-Bird Painting, 1368-1911, Masterworks from Tianjin Museum and Changzhou Museum.” This showcase presents a fresh opportunity for both the general public and art enthusiasts to deepen their understanding and admiration for Chinese flower-and-bird painting. 

While retaining the three original sections—“Precious Plums of the Palace: Academicism and Court Painters,” “Fragrant Plums in the Wild: The Literati and Their Painting Schools,” and “Vitality of Nature: Flower-and-Bird Painting and Customs”—this exhibition places a special emphasis on Ink Plum Painting, Women Painters, and a standout highlight from the original exhibition: the monumental handscroll by Zhu Da (1626-1705) titled “Flowers on a River.” 

Join us at China Institute Gallery for a captivating journey through the world of Chinese flower- and- bird painting. Immerse yourself in the artistry and culture that has shaped generations. For an enriched visit, we are delighted to offer a dedicated “Painting Station,” allowing you to experiment with your own brushwork and engage more deeply with the art of Ink Plum Painting. 

Gallery Hour:
Monday- Friday  10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Closed On:

Admission

Free (Donations are welcomed)

Gallery Hour

Monday – Friday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Closed On

OCTOBER
Monday, October 9

NOVEMBER
Wednesday, November 22
Thursday, November 23
Friday, November 24

DECEMBER
Friday, December 22
Monday, December 25
Friday, December 29

JANUARY
Monday, January 1

 

Zoom into Painting: Details from the Exhibition Flowers on a River is made possible by the generous support of the sponsors of the Flowers on a River original exhibition, led by the Henry Luce Foundation, the Center for Language Education and Cooperation, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, and Liu Dan and Wang Huiyun, among others.

This showcase of Chinese art has been created to meet the high demand for field trips and workshops among the students and teachers in New York City and the tristate area, especially through the art education program of the China Institute Gallery: Discover China through Art (DCTA). This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council .

Both the virtual exhibition and its accompanying brochure—intended for students and teachers of Chinese language and culture, as well as the general public—are indebted to the Center for Language Education and Cooperation and other generous supporters of China Institute.

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