Embracing Color: Enamel in Chinese Decorative Arts, 1300–1900

WHEN:

April 13th 2024 to February 17th 2025
Booking Required

WHERE:

The Met Fifth Avenue, 1000 Fifth Avenue, New York, 10028

WHAT:

Enamel decoration is a significant element of Chinese decorative arts that has long been overlooked. This exhibition reveals the aesthetic, technical, and cultural achievement of Chinese enamel wares by demonstrating the transformative role of enamel during the Ming (1368–1644) and Qing (1644–1911) dynasties. The first transformational moment occurred in the late 14th to 15th century, when the introduction of cloisonné enamel from the West, along with the development of porcelain with overglaze enamels, led to a shift away from a monochromatic palette to colorful works. The second transformation occurred in the late 17th to 18th century, when European enameling materials and techniques were brought to the Qing court and more subtle and varied color tones were developed on enamels applied over porcelain, metal, glass, and other mediums. In both moments, Chinese artists did not simply adopt or copy foreign techniques; they actively created new colors and styles that reflected their own taste. The more than 100 objects on view are drawn mainly from The Met collection. Visit their website for more info.

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Upcoming Opening Times

SatApr 13 202410:00am - 9:00pm
SunApr 14 202410:00am - 5:00pm
MonApr 15 202410:00am - 5:00pm
TueApr 16 202410:00am - 5:00pm
ThuApr 18 202410:00am - 5:00pm
FriApr 19 202410:00am - 9:00pm
SatApr 20 202410:00am - 9:00pm
SunApr 21 202410:00am - 5:00pm
MonApr 22 202410:00am - 5:00pm
TueApr 23 202410:00am - 5:00pm

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