Zurich: Rietberg Museum, 2009. Item #45781
Luo Ping was one of the most versatile, original, and celebrated artists in 18th-century China. While LuoÃ‚'s early works reflect the thriving and innovative artistic climate of his hometown Yangzhou, his late oeuvre produced in Beijing provides evidence for the art-historical and antiquarian interests that he shared with his friends and patrons, many of whom were among the most prominent representatives of the intellectual and political life of the day. This book, published in association with an exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, illustrates works from leading museums in China. It includes rarely seen masterpieces as well as overlooked or previously unpublished works, providing a broad spectrum of LuoÃ‚'s multiple talents and extraordinary pictorial prowess, including portraits, colorful landscapes, Buddhist images, and witty depictions of animals and plants, most notably plum blossoms.