The first international thematic exhibition called “All Faces of Culture – Painting and the Life of the Early China” will open in the renovated National Museum in Belgrade on Friday, December 14th, at 7 pm.
The exhibition is staged in the cooperation with the National Museum of China in Beijing.
In an effort to present various aspects of the life of elite social group in ancient China called “the literates” (scholars) who were, at the same time, civil servants, the exhibition showcases a a wealth of artifacts which testify to their artistic expression, while also depicting their aesthetics and moral beliefs.
The scholars made up an elite social stratum in ancient China, which was the backbone of the political, moral and civic life of the traditional Chinese society.
Through 100 exhibits, the visitors will see the traditional Chinese painting, calligraphy, ceramics, jade items, Chinese bronze, furniture, textiles, and the skills that Chinese scholars had to master such as painting and calligraphy, music, chess, studying scrolls, etc.
Combining artistic expression with scholars’ personal life, including habits, obligations and leisure, the story of Chinese scholars closely reflects the general Chinese history and philosophy.
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