Four Seasons | 20th Century Chinese Art

Jul 05 , 2021 | Culture

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The M K Lau Collection contains many important examples of Chinese paintings including Four Seasons by Zhang Daqian — and other expressions of rural life, mountainous landscapes, and flowers and trees. More so, they express how to peacefully co-exist with nature and the planet. Our Host James Chau interviews Catherine Maudsley, Curator and Senior Advisor of the M K Lau Collection.

 

Part 1: Ink and Brush

Part 3: Man in Nature

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