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Stuart, Jan 1955-

Works: 13 works in 51 publications in 5 languages and 1,309 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Illustrated works  Catalogs  Essays  Nonfiction films  Documentary films  Romance fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Contributor
Classifications: ND1326, 759.951
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Most widely held works by Jan Stuart
Worshiping the ancestors : Chinese commemorative portraits by Jan Stuart( Book )

12 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 473 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Despite their compelling presence and often exquisite quality, Chinese ancestor portraits have never been studied as a genre. This illustrated book is the first to explore in depth the artistic, historical, and religious significance of these remarkable paintings and to place them in context with other types of commemorative portraiture." "Since the sixteenth century, portraits were commissioned in China in great number and variety. Depictions of individuals range from formal, iconic poses to the very casual and offer fascinating glimpses of Chinese life and culture. The riveting, realistic ancestor portraits - supremely powerful likenesses - were important objects of veneration, and the practice of making memorial portraits continued into the twentieth century, when paintings were gradually replaced by photographs." "Until recently, these often lavish, full-length portraits of seated men and women, which came into vogue in the late-Ming (1368-1644) and Qing dynasties (1644-1911), languished in relative obscurity, hidden from the view of non-family members and largely ignored by connoisseurs of Chinese art. Here, the authors explore the works in depth, present a fascinating study of the Qing imperial court, provide biographies of sitters from the military and social elite, and discuss the magnificent furniture and costumes that often surround the subjects. They also consider the impact of photography." "The book focuses on the superb collection of Ming and Qing portraits in the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery of the Smithsonian institution, Washington, D.C., with works recently restored to their original brilliance by the museum's conservators. This group of paintings was originally assembled in the late 1930s and 1940s by Richard G. Pritzlaff, a New Mexican rancher, who obtained the portraits from a Chinese dealer known for his connections with nobles selling their family heirlooms." "Worshiping the Ancestors appeals to connoisseurs of Chinese art and to all those interested in social history, portraiture, and devotional art."--Jacket
Challenging the past : the paintings of Chang Dai-chien by Shen C. Y Fu( Book )

9 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 407 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Joined colors : decoration and meaning in Chinese porcelain : ceramics from collectors in the Min Chiu Society, Hong Kong by Louise Allison Cort( Book )

9 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beyond Yixing : the ceramic art of Ah Leon by Ching-liang Chen( Book )

3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Empresses of China's Forbidden City : 1644-1912( Book )

3 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Empresses in the Qing dynasty played an influential role in the imperial court and the cosmopolitan culture of their time. Offering compelling insights into the material culture, activities, and living spaces of Qing empresses, this lavishly illustrated book features over one hundred spectacular works of art from the Palace Museum in Beijing--including large-scale portraits, court robes, and richly decorated Buddhist sutras--that bring the splendor of the Qing court to life. A series of in-sightful essays examines the fascinating ways that key imperial women engaged with art, religion, and politics. This unprecedented exploration of the Qing court from the perspective of its top-ranked women is an important new contribution to our understanding of Chinese art and history"--
The Admonitions Scroll by Jan Stuart( Book )

4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Admonitions scroll is an internationally recognized masterpiece of narrative painting and is arguably the earliest surviving Chinese painting. Painted in ink and colour on silk and traditionally attributed to the founding figure of Chinese painting, Gu Kaizhi (c.345c.406), the scroll entered the British Museum in 1903 and has become one of its most famous objects. The scroll illustrates a poem written in AD 292 by the poet-official Zhang Hua (232-300), who was reprimanding Empress Jia (257-300) who had wantonly abandoned the Confucian-based ethical behaviour expected of court ladies, including personal sacrifice to save the emperor should he be in danger. The Admonitions scroll was painted centuries later in order to admonish a different wayward ruler this time an emperor himself. While didactic and morally instructive, the painted scenes also reveal deep psychological insights into some of the figures as well as offer touching glimpses of court life, including in the bedchamber and a grooming session with the children. Modern scholarship holds that the Admonitions scroll dates from the sixth to eighth century AD. While it may or may not be a copy of an original work by Gu, without doubt it accurately represents a style current in his lifetime and as such represents the seminal development of the features that came to distinguish Chinese ink painting as a distinctive world tradition"--Provided by publisher
Artificial wonderland by Yongliang Yang( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in French and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Porcelain for emperors : traditional porcelain production in Jingdezhen, China( Visual )

2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Focuses on the traditional art form of porcelain making in Jingdezhen, China
A risk worth taking by Jan Stuart( Book )

3 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in 3 languages and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As you wish : symbol and meaning on Chinese porcelains from the Taft Museum by David T Johnson( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Ci = China( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in Chinese and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Vastbesloten om te winnen by Jan Stuart( Book )

1 edition published in 1986 in Dutch and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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Worshiping the ancestors : Chinese commemorative portraits
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