The Worlds of Luo Ping (1733–1799)
October 6, 2009–January 10, 2010
Luo Ping (1733–1799) was one of the most versatile, original, and celebrated artists in eighteenth-century China. The youngest of the so-called Eight Eccentrics of Yangzhou, he was a fiercely independent artist whose works—including portraits, landscapes, and flower paintings—deeply influenced the course of later Chinese painting. Organized by the Museum Rietberg, Zurich, the exhibition, which consists of thirty-seven paintings by Luo Ping, members of his family, and his mentor Jin Nong, is drawn primarily from leading museums in China and features a number of National Treasures that have never been shown in the West. In New York it is complemented by about a dozen works from the Museum's collection and from several local private lenders.