Between Tradition and Modernity

September 07, 2013, through December 08, 2013
The Art of Fan Tchunpi



Exhibition, Harrington


This exhibition explores the extraordinary life and work of Fan Tchunpi (1898–1986), one of the most important and prolific Chinese artists of the modern era. As the first solo exhibition of the artist's work since her 1984 retrospective at the Musée Cernuschi (Asian Art Museum) in Paris, Between Tradition and Modernity examines Fan Tchunpi's search for an artistic language that would speak for the self and the nation in an age of crisis, war, and revolution. The oil paintings, works on paper, and ceramics on display in this exhibition demonstrate her efforts to create a dynamic synthesis of Chinese and Western artistic traditions and techniques, while also reflecting the turbulent age in which she lived.

This exhibition was organized by the Hood Museum of Art and generously supported by Donna and Charles Reilly, Class of 1953, and the William B. Jaffe and Evelyn A. Hall Fund.

Exhibition Curator

Michael R. Taylor / Xinyue Guo

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Exhibition subject: AsiaModern & Contemporary Art