The Romance of Chinese Art by Shane McCausland

By Shane McCausland

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Done, although the copying of earlier works was continued. field be done. left so little to It was in the of porcelain that the most noteworthy aesthetic achievements of the Manchu period have occurred. A marked development took place in fine- The greatest work During the 18th century the ness of texture and elaboration of form and decoration. was done in the two decades from 1662 to 1683. tendency toward elaboration of form and decoration became more and more marked, and some of the pieces of the Ch'ien-lung period have never been excelled in these respects.

Done, although the copying of earlier works was continued. field be done. left so little to It was in the of porcelain that the most noteworthy aesthetic achievements of the Manchu period have occurred. A marked development took place in fine- The greatest work During the 18th century the ness of texture and elaboration of form and decoration. was done in the two decades from 1662 to 1683. tendency toward elaboration of form and decoration became more and more marked, and some of the pieces of the Ch'ien-lung period have never been excelled in these respects.

589-618). This in turn was succeeded by that 15 CHINESE ART sway vied with that of the Han as one of the greatest epochs of Chinese history. Under its earlier rulers, China had nothing to fear from comparison with any realm on earth, whether that of Byzantium, of Sassanid Persia or the newly founded power of Islam. d. 618-906), whose long Intercourse with the Occident during much and ideas of every sort travelled both east and west. close, Buddhist sculpture now attained its conventionality, and heads, instead of ideal, spiritual became individual To noteworthy development.

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