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Exhibitions of South Chinese painting and Indian paintings now online

29 November 2013

Two new exhibitions, Lingnan Masters: South Chinese Painting in Transition 1800-2000 and Indian Paintings from the Simon Digby Collection, are now live on Eastern Art Online

Visitors can now access detailed information about the works currently on display in the Ashmolean’s Chinese Paintings Gallery and Eastern Art Paintings Gallery as well as zoom into high-resolution images of each object. 

The Museum has recently acquired the rich and unusual collection of Indian paintings from the collection of Simon Digby, a distinguished historian of India and former curator at the Ashmolean. This selection includes paintings in Rajput court styles as well as folk paintings from Rajasthan and Gujarat. 

The Lingnan School of painting, named after the area around the modern Guangdong province in south China, flourished in the early 20th century and is associated with experimentation and fusion of foreign styles whilst some artists have elaborated upon painting traditions. The works selected reveal transitions in Lingnan painting over the last 200 years.

This special selection of Indian paintings is on display until 5th January 2014, and Lingnan Masters until 31st March 2014. After the physical displays have ended, the web-based version of the exhibition will remain online indefinitely as an archived resource that can continue to be explored.

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