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Brush-and-Ink Master Fu Baoshi at the Met

The calm, soothing art of Chinese brush-and-ink looks about as timeless and eternal as possible. Look at the Fu Baoshi on the left, “Drunken Monk” from 1944. That looks like it could have been painted in the ninth century. Or last week. The Met’s got ninety of Fu’s paintings on display at the moment, in an exhibition called Chinese Art in an Age of Revolution, which is in fact the first Met exhibition ever dedicated to a single 20th-Century Chinese artist. The show runs through April 15. (FULL ARTICLE: Roberta Smith, The New York Times)

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