China’s Art

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Answer this: In China in the eighteenth century, the Emperor Qianlong (r.
1736–1795) greatly expanded the imperial art collection,
commissioning and acquiring a diverse array of artworks. Consider
what the role of patron offered the Emperor, and how art intersected
with his wider aims. Select a maximum of four key works to discuss the
implications of the breadth of the Emperor’s activities as a patron of the 
arts. Through a study of their visual qualities, present an understanding
of the significance of the diversity of his collection within the particular
conditions of his reign.
• Craig Clunas, Art in China. Oxford; New York: Oxford University
Press, 2009. 

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