The Orchid Pavilion Gathering Chinese Painting from the University of Michigan Museum of Art
- List Price: $60.00
- Binding: Paperback
- Publisher: Univ of Washington Pr
- Publish date: 01/01/2000
- ISBN: 9780295979311
- ISBN10: 0295979313
The title, Orchid Pavilion Gathering, is taken from a famous episode in Chinese history, which documents an early spring celebration by a group of scholars during the Tsin dynasty (317-419). One of the most enduring themes in Chinese painting, this legendary literary gathering is the subject of one of one of the Museum's finest works, an elegant scroll by the Ming dynasty (1368-1644) painter Sheng Mao-yeh. The book includes rare works from the Ming and Ch'ing dynasties, and detailed entries explore the complex developments and inter-relationships of the major schools and styles of these periods.