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Mountains and Water: Exploring the Chinese Handscroll

Curator Maxwell Hearn discusses the art of the traditional Chinese handscroll by comparing two examples from the Metropolitan Museum's collection: Old Trees, Level Distance (ca. 1085) by Guo Xi, and Twin Pines, Level Distance (ca. 1310) by Zhao Mengfu.

Maxwell Hearn, Douglas Dillon Curator in Charge, Department of Asian Art


Learn more about Old Trees, Level Distance on the Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History:
http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/works-of-art/1981.276

Learn more about Twin Pines, Level Distance on the Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History:
http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/works-of-art/1973.120.5


Credits

Produced and Directed by Christopher Noey.

Director of Photography: Jerry Pantzer | Editor: Jessica Glass | Lighting: Don Schreck | Jib Arm Operator: E. W. Jew | Jib Arm Grip: Stephen Mann | Transcription: Denise Rohlfs | Audio Post Engineer: Ken Hahn | Digital Imaging: Paul Caro | Graphic Design: Clemence Delannoy | Production Assistant: Jeremy Stynes.

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