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Ancient treasures : imperial art of China / MacNeil/Lehrer Productions.

Other author/creatorFilms for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm)
Other author/creatorFilms Media Group.
Other author/creatorMacNeil/Lehrer Productions.
Format Electronic and Video (Streaming)
Publication InfoNew York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2005], ©1998.
Description1 streaming video file (9 min.) : sound, color, digital file.
Supplemental Content Part of the Films on Demand collection
Variant title Imperial art of China
Contents Imperial Style of Chinese Art (4:10) -- Personal Style of Chinese Art (3:40) -- Mystical Essence of Art (3:23)
Abstract Art appreciation requires an understanding of the medium, the subject matter, and the subtexts inherent in the artists' techniques. In this program, correspondent Paul Solman and art historian Wen Fong visit an exhibit that is emblematic of Imperial China from the 8th century to the 17th. Styles discussed include the Imperial "propaganda" of the Sung and Ming dynasties; the wild spontaneity of Qwai Su's calligraphy, akin to the action painting method of Jackson Pollock; the intensely personal works of Ni-Tsung; the bourgeois images of Chu Ying; and the subtly subversive imagery of Chu Ta, a prince who became a monk. To Wen Fong, art is the perfect bridge between cultures because everyone can respond to its mystical essence. All one needs to do is look deeply.
General noteEncoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on Sept. 19, 2005.
General noteFilms on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Access restrictionAccess requires authentication through Films on Demand.
Technical detailsMode of access: Internet.
Technical detailsSystem requirements: FOD playback platform.
Source of descriptionTitle from distributor's description.
Issued in other formOriginally produced: MacNeil/Lehrer Productions, 1998 9781421324593
Genre/formEducational films.
Genre/formInternet videos.
Publisher number8822 Films Media Group

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