Where the Truth Lies: The Art of Qiu Ying


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Celebrated for his masterful brushstrokes, depictions of nature, and use of translucent blue-green pigments, Qiu Ying is the least known of the four Ming Dynasty masters of the Wu School. This elegantly produced and groundbreaking monograph, the first Western-language publication devoted to the painter, draws on new scholarship to offer a deep and rich appreciation of Qiu Ying's achievements beyond the landscapes for which he is renowned.

Over eighty of the artist's paintings, including many of his most accomplished works, are presented in glorious color illustrations. The accompanying texts point readers to the painter's key stylistic qualities and show a clear chronological framework of his development as an artist.

Fans of the lush, poetic painting of the Ming Dynasty and Chinese art history in general, will relish this definitive appreciation of an artist who transcended many boundaries that came to define Ming society and culture.


Written by Stephen Little with contributions by Wan Kong and Einor K. Cervone.

This publication is issued on the occasion of the first exhibition on Qiu Ying ever organized outside of Asia, Where the Truth Lies: The Art of Qiu Ying, on view at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art from February 9 through May 17, 2020. 

- Hardcover
- 240 pages, 8.8 × 11.5 × 1 inches
- 200 color illustrations
- 2020

SKU: 63428

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