A page turner indeed

One spread from ‘Returning Home’ (c. 1695) by Shitao, a Buddhist monk turned Daoist adept. The Metropolitan Museum of  Art
One spread from ‘Returning Home’ (c. 1695) by Shitao, a Buddhist monk turned Daoist adept. The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Hard to know whom to praise more:

– the Met curator who brings out what Chinese artists could do in an album that they could not in the traditional scroll formats

or

– the WSJ headline writer who captured this in four words: a real page-turner.

my review of The Art of the Chinese Album

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