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When

Friday 16 November 2018 - Sunday 20 January 2019

Where

Waikato Museum
1 Grantham Street
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Cost and Booking

Free

Website

http://www.waikatomuseum.co.nz
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Giuseppe Castiglione, aka Lang Shining (b. 1688, d. 1766) was a Jesuit missionary who became a court painter and served three Emperors of China’s Qing Dynasty during its zenith. He merged Western Renaissance techniques with Chinese materials and subjects, pioneering a new style of painting. He also successfully combined Western realism with traditional Chinese composition and brushwork.
His work as an artist earned him such favour within the Imperial Court that upon his death he was given an Imperial Funeral in Beijing.
His eight-metre-long 'One Hundred Horses (or Baijun Tu)' is recognised as one of China’s greatest masterpieces. It has been described as ‘an ingenious integration’ of Western and Chinese styles. This exhibition presents 24 reproduction prints of works by Castiglione.
Waikato Museum, in partnership with the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office, offers this rare opportunity to view Castiglione’s unique painting style.


Image: 'One Hundred Horses', courtesy of the National Palace Museum, in association with the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office