private tour of the exhibition "Perfumes of China, the cultivation of incense in the time of the emperors"
On Tuesday 20 March 2018 from 18H00 to 21H00
Éric Lefebvre, curator of the exhibition, and Mael Bellec, curator at the museum, will introduce you to this exhibition on a new subject which offers a journey through Chinese civilization from the XNUMXrd century BC to the XNUMXth century.
With a symbolism that is enriched over time, the fragrance can address many aspects of Chinese culture. From its significance in ritual practices to its association with the art of living of scholars, incense has indeed aroused a wealth of artistic and literary productions.
From perfume burners to incense tables, the history of perfume in China allows to tackle the most brilliant creations, and this through a wide variety of materials and mediums ranging from ceramics to lacquer, from painting to calligraphy .
The exhibition will present in particular a set of paintings signed by big names, like Chen Hongshou or Qiu Ying, featuring beautiful ladies, hermits and scholars in their relationship to the incense, that it is associated with the toilet, the meditation or ritual.
This visit will be followed by a cocktail in the Buddha room.