The artful recluse : painting, poetry, and politics in seventeenth-century China / edited by Peter C. Sturman, Susan S. Tai ; essays by Peter C. Sturman, Timothy Brook, Jonathan Chaves, Jonathan Hay, Hui-shu Lee.

"The first publication to explore in depth the theme of reclusion in painting and calligraphy within the context of political and social changes in 17th-century China. Reclusion--the act of disengaging from worldly affairs for spiritual and moral cleansing--was a concept deeply associated with...

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Corporate Authors: Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Asia Society
Other Authors: Sturman, Peter Charles, Tai, Susan
Other title:Painting, poetry, and politics in seventeenth-century China.
Format: Book
Published: Santa Barbara, CA : Munich : Santa Barbara Museum of Art ; Delmonico Books/Prestel, 2012.
Table of Contents:
  • The art of reclusion / Peter C. Sturman
  • The artful life of the late-Ming recluse : Li Rihua and his generation / Timothy Brook
  • "Traces buried among the market towns" : literary expressions of reclusion / Jonathan Chaves
  • Posttraumatic art : painting by remnant subjects of the Ming / Jonathan Hay
  • In the lotus : Bada Shanren and the heart of the Yimin / Hui-shu Lee
  • Catalogue of the exhibition / edited by Peter C. Sturman
  • Inscriptions and documentation
  • List of artists
  • Names and dates of historical figures.