Praying for Myriad Virtues

On Ding Guanpeng's 'The Buddha Preaching' in the Berlin Collection

Ching-Ling Wang

Ding Guanpeng’s Buddha Preaching, created in 1770, is one of the biggest paintings ever made by a Qing dynasty court painter. But up until today, this work of art, which is part of the collection of Berlin’s Ethnologisches Museum, has been largely ignored, even by Chinese art historians. In his book, the author Ching-Ling Wang, curator of Chinese art at Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum, examines the significance of the painting with fresh eyes. Taking into account the latest research, Wang reassesses this piece in terms of its artistic merits and its importance in the history of art. He raises questions concerning its function and meaning, and investigates the place it holds in the history of culture. In addition, this volume looks at the eventful history of the painting, describes how it found its way into the collection in Berlin and analyses its iconography and technique.

Connecting Art Histories in the Museum, 3

Verlag Kettler, Dortmund 2017
Format 17 x 24 cm
ISBN 978-3-86206-478-6

 

Newsletter

La nostra newsletter vi informa gratuitamente su eventi, annunci, mostre e nuove pubblicazioni del Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz.

Potrete riceverla gratuitamente, inserendo i vostri dati nei campi:

*Campo obbligatorio

Trattamento dei dati personali

La newsletter viene inviata tramite MailChimp, che memorizza il vostro indirizzo e-mail e il vostro nome per l'invio della newsletter.

Dopo aver compilato il modulo riceverete una cosiddetta e-mail "double opt-in" in cui verrà chiesto di confermare la registrazione. È possibile annullare l’abbonamento alla newsletter in qualsiasi momento (cosiddetto opt-out). In ogni newsletter o nell’e-mail double opt-in troverete un link per la cancellazione.

Informazioni dettagliate sulla procedura di invio e sulle possibilità di revoca sono contenute nella nostra privacy policy.