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LONDON

British Museum 

Modern Chinese Ink Paintings

LIU DAN, Yingsu Hua (“Poppy”), 2007, Ink on paper, 236 x 172 cm. 

Private collection. Courtesy British Museum, London.

Assembled almost entirely from the British Museum’s own collections, “Modern Chinese Ink Paintings” was a worthwhile attempt to introduce the evolution of “national painting” in the 20th century to a wider audience in London. The chance to view these large, delicate works, so often in storage, was certainly a cause for celebration.

The exhibition, consisting of only around 35 works, encompassed examples from China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and…

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