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The Resource Painter's practice : how artists lived and worked in traditional China, James Cahill

Painter's practice : how artists lived and worked in traditional China, James Cahill

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Painter's practice : how artists lived and worked in traditional China
Title
Painter's practice
Title remainder
how artists lived and worked in traditional China
Statement of responsibility
James Cahill
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In The Painter's Practice, James Cahill reveals the intricacies of the painter's life with respect to payment and patronage - an approach that is still largely absent from the study of East Asian art. Drawing upon such unofficial archival sources as diaries and letters, Cahill challenges the traditional image of the disinterested amateur scholar-artist, unconcerned with material rewards, that has been developed by China's literati, perpetuated in conventional biographies, and abetted by the artists themselves. His work fills in the hitherto unexplored social and economic contexts in which painters worked, revealing the details of how painters in China actually made their living from the sixteenth century onward. Considering the marketplace as well as the studio, Cahill reviews the practices and working conditions of artists outside the Imperial Court such as the employment of assistants and the use of sketchbooks and prints by earlier artists for sources of motifs. As loose, flamboyant brushwork came into vogue, Cahill argues, these highly imitable styles ironically facilitated the forger's task, flooding the market with copies, sometimes commissioned and signed by the artists themselves. In tracing the great shift from seeing the painting as a picture to a concentration on the painter's hand, Cahill challenges the archetype of the scholar-artist and provides an enlightened perspective that profoundly changes the way we interpret familiar paintings"--Provided by publisher
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Cataloging source
JSTOR
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1926-2014
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cahill, James
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Painting, Chinese
  • Painters
  • Painters
  • Art patronage
  • ART / Asian
  • Art patronage
  • Painters
  • Painters
  • Painting, Chinese
  • China
Label
Painter's practice : how artists lived and worked in traditional China, James Cahill
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [169]-175) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Adjusting Our Image of the Chinese Artist -- 2. The Painter's Livelihood -- 3. The Painter's Studio -- 4. The Painter's Hand
Control code
ocn861792671
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 187 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780231081801
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt2fsmbz
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)861792671
Label
Painter's practice : how artists lived and worked in traditional China, James Cahill
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [169]-175) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Adjusting Our Image of the Chinese Artist -- 2. The Painter's Livelihood -- 3. The Painter's Studio -- 4. The Painter's Hand
Control code
ocn861792671
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 187 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780231081801
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt2fsmbz
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)861792671

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