Art market Magazine December 2013

 
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ne fine autumn day, the Victoria & Albert Museum, in London's South Kensington district, opened its latest flagship exhibition.
After the resounding success of "David Bowie is", the museum, champion of an all-embracing programme, is now focusing on masterpieces of Chinese painting. Not such a "celebrity" subject, true, but absolutely fascinating, as in seventy works it paints the portrait of a two thousand year old art, which in China is sister to poetry. And you move through the exhibition rooms in almost religious silence, immersed in a half-light that respects both the remarkable value of these treasures (as we know, some of these paintings fetch up to 50 million in the market!) and their fragility. It is a rare opportunity to see works that are usually hidden away from the light, and thus from the public gaze. For example, "A Monkey", a magnificent work by the master Mao Song, which comes from the Tokyo National Museum, will be on show for only a few weeks so that its delicate polychromy will not be altered. Another privilege is that of seeing a number of pieces for the first time in Europe, like a painter’s equiptment

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Qiu Ying (1495-1552), "Saying Farewell at Xunyang" (detail) 1st half of 16th century, The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City.

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