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6 oktober > 2 december 2001
The Scroll in Oriental Lacquer Art
There is no
denying that China deserves the credit for being the first to apply
the technique of coating an object with a protective layer of lacquer.
Lacquerwork was highly valued in China.
Besides objects decorated
with meticulously detailed decors, there has always existed a tradition
of plain undecorated lacquerwork, mainly intended for inner surfaces.
From the 16th century onwards Chinese lacquerwork was one of the
luxury goods that were exported to the West.
The exhibition is set
up in conjunction with Rectavit Art Initiatives. From his fascination
for Asian and European lacquerwork, Mr. Wilfried De Kesel developed
a keen interest in the Chinese art of lacquerwork. He made a selection
of about 150 items from museums and private collections.
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