Teachers' Resource Masterpieces of Chinese Painting 700–1900

Chen Rong, Nine Dragons (detail), 1244, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Photograph © 2013 Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Chen Rong, Nine Dragons (detail), 1244, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Photograph © 2013 Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Masterpieces of Chinese Painting 700–1900 is a temporary exhibition introducing the key themes and aesthetics of Chinese painting over a span of 1200 years. It brings together some of the finest examples of Chinese painting, the majority of which are being exhibited in Europe for the first time. Some of the paintings are so fragile that they have to be changed during the exhibition.

The resource provided below can be adapted for use with Primary or Secondary school groups.

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