Exhibition: Painting With Threads – Chinese Tapestry and Embroidery

Met Museum - Painting with Threads

Exhibition dates: 25 October 2014 – 9 August 2015

The thinness and strength of silk make it the ideal material for weaving or embroidering elegant, painting-like images characterised by fluid outlines, rich colours and even the addition of calligraphic inscriptions and seals. Drawn from the Metropolitan’s superb holdings of Chinese tapestries and embroideries, this installation, which features several pieces not exhibited previously, presents dramatic landscapes, flowers and birds, famous immortals and stunning examples of calligraphy, showing the artistic imagination and technical sophistication of China’s textile artists.

If you’re nearby, or planning to visit NYC in the near future, this exhibition is open for seven more weeks.

For more information, visit the website of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA.

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