Chinese art | Gresham College
China: new nation, new art, 1911-1932
This free talk will discuss what was lost and what was found in post-imperial Chinese art. The 1920s in China began with the chaos of warlordism, but the approach of the Nationalist Party soon allowed for a flowering of creativity. As the old system collapsed, the ‘new culture movement’ focused debate on modernity and tradition. How could ancient techniques be relevant in the modern world? What did it mean to be modern and Chinese?