Modern Chinese ink paintings
China in the 20th century witnessed the collapse of its old imperial system and the rise of a modern nation state.
Until 2 September 2012
It was a century of war and revolution, as well as a period of reorientation and renewal. In their search for a modern China, many artists travelled and studied abroad, gaining a new perspective on the past and the world. The show starts with a work by Zhang Daqian (1889–1983), best known for his splashed ink landscapes in brilliant greens and blues, and a notorious forger. The exhibition includes one of his famous forgeries.
Zhang met Picasso in the 1950s and both artists exchanged ink drawings.