Stephen Little, the Florence and Harry Sloan Curator of Chinese Art and head of the Chinese and Korean Departments at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, expertly describes the diverse highlights of LACMA's collection of Chinese painting from ancient to contemporary.
Little talks about the depth of LACMA's collection, whose objects were first acquired in the 1920s by the Los Angeles Museum of History, Science, and Art in Exposition Park (LACMA's parent museum). The first Chinese painting acquired by LACMA was of a pomegranate, and Little explains what can be learned of its history by seals on the work and why its importance can be ascertained by these. The history of works both ancient and contemporary is discussed and make these come alive for the reader.
This book is from the series Curator's Collection, written by LACMA's curatorial staff.
- 56 pages,
- 23 color and 4 b/w illusrations