Art of Caligraphy Examined in Big Apple
In China, calligraphy, or the `art of writing,' is considered to be the ultimate visual art and ranks above painting as the most important vehicle for individual expression. The evolution of this art form from the fourth century to the present is the focus of a new exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art called "The Embodied Image: Chinese Calligraphy from the John B. Elliott Collection," on view through Jan. 7, 2001. According to the Met, the exhibit represents the most comprehensive exhibit of its kind ever assembled in the West, with 120 works drawn from two principal U.S. collections--the John B. EIliott Collection at The Art Museum, Princeton University and the Met's John M. …
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Publication information: Article title: Art of Caligraphy Examined in Big Apple. Contributors: Not available. Magazine title: Art Business News. Volume: 27. Issue: 11 Publication date: November 2000. Page number: 126. © 2009 Summit Business Media. COPYRIGHT 2000 Gale Group.
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