Wednesday, 29 September 2010

The World of Khubilai Khan in the MET

Textile with Animals, Birds, and Flowers, late 12th–14th Century
Eastern Central Asia

The World of Khubilai Khan
Chinse art in the Yuan Dynasty

Metropolitan Museum of Art New York
September 28, 2010-January 2,2011

This exhibition covers the period from 1215, the year of Khubilai's birth, to 1368, the year of the fall of the Yuan dynasty in China founded by Khubilai Khan, and features every art form, including paintings, sculpture, gold and silver, textiles, ceramics, lacquer, and other decorative arts, religious and secular. The exhibition highlights new art forms and styles generated in China as a result of the unification of China under the Yuan dynasty and the massive influx of craftsmen from all over the vast Mongol empire—with reverberations in Italian art of the fourteenth century.

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