Issues of Authenticity in Chinese Painting

Issues-of-Authenticity-in-Chinese-Painting-816x550 Issues of Authenticity in Chinese Painting
Issues-of-Authenticity-in-Chinese-Painting Issues of Authenticity in Chinese Painting
Few issues in Chinese art and art history arouse the passions of scholars and the public as readily as debates about authenticity, especially when the work under scrutiny is as critically important as Riverbank, a painting Metropolitan Museum staff attributes to the tenth-century landscape master Dong Yuan (active 930s–60s). If either of these claims―that it is a product of the tenth century and is by Dong Yuan―is correct, Riverbank will call for the rewriting of early Chinese painting history. To support our belief in the veracity of the painting, The Metropolitan Museum of Art has recently published the book Along the Riverbank, a study of the documentation and the style of Riverbank that seeks to place the painting in its historical context. The present volume documents the symposium, "Issues of Authenticity in Chinese Painting," which has been organized in order to give a thorough airing of the dissenting opinions about Riverbank held by some leading scholars in the field and to examine the methods by which scholars analyze and interpret Chinese paintings. [This book was originally published in 1999 and has gone out of print. This edition is a print-on-demand version of the original book.]
Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art

About the Author

Wen C. Fong is professor emeritus of Chinese art history at Princeton University, where he taught from 1954 to 1999, established the country's first PhD program in Chinese and Japanese art and archaeology, and served for many years as faculty curator of Asian art at the Princeton University Art Museum. He also served as consultative chairman of the Department of Asian Art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art for three decades before retiring in 2000. His many books include "Images of the Mind", "Beyond Representation", and "Possessing the Past".

James Cahill is Professor of the History of Art at the University of California, Berkeley.

Harrist is associate professor of art and archarology at Columbia University in New York City.

Maxwell K. Hearn is Douglas Dillon Curator and Shiyee Liu is Research Associate, both in the Department of Asian Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Wen C. Fong is Professor Emeritus, Princeton University, and Curator Emeritus, Asian Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Chin-Sung Chang is Assistant Professor of Archaeology and Art History, Seoul National University.

Stephen Little, Pritzker Curator of Asian Art at the Art Institute of Chicago, is an authority on Chinese and Japanese art. His numerous publications include "Spirit Stones of China" (California, 1999), "Visions of the Dharma: Japanese Buddhist Paintings and Prints in the Honolulu Academy of Arts"(1991), and "Chinese Ceramics of the Transitional Period,1620-1683" (1983).

Product details

  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Metropolitan Museum of Art (June 25, 2013)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 317 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 030019997X
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0300199970
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 3.4 pounds
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 9 x 1 x 10.75 inches

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