Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, 2016. Hardcover. Item #45244
Emperors' Treasures featured artworks from the renowned National Palace Museum, Taipei, including paintings, calligraphy, bronzes, ceramics, lacquer ware, jades and textiles that exemplify the finest craftsmanship and imperial taste.
The exhibition catalogue explores the identities of eight Chinese rulers — seven emperors and one empress — who reigned from the early 12th through early 20th centuries. They are portrayed in a story line that highlights artworks of their eras, from the dignified Song to the coarse yet subtle Yuan, and from the brilliant Ming until the final, dazzling Qing period. Emperors' Treasures examines each ruler's distinct contribution to the arts and how each developed his or her aesthetic and connoisseurship.
Emperors’ Treasures was on view at the Asian Art Museum from June 17 through Sept. 18, 2016.