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

WHEN:

May 20th 2023 to March 24th 2024
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

SatMay 20 202310:00am - 9:00pm
SunMay 21 202310:00am - 5:00pm
MonMay 22 202310:00am - 5:00pm
TueMay 23 202310:00am - 5:00pm
ThuMay 25 202310:00am - 5:00pm
FriMay 26 202310:00am - 9:00pm
SatMay 27 202310:00am - 9:00pm
SunMay 28 202310:00am - 5:00pm
MonMay 29 202310:00am - 5:00pm
TueMay 30 202310:00am - 5:00pm

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