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Saturday, November 9, 2013


(Kate Bryan, Head of Contemporary at The Fine Art Society: ©BBC World News)

On November 16 at 18h30, BBC World News (DStv channel 400) will screen The Culture Show: The Art of Chinese Painting.

The ancient art of Chinese painting is one of the oldest continuous artistic traditions in history. To coincide with a once-in-a-lifetime exhibition at London's Victoria & Albert Museum - Masterpieces of Chinese Painting - Kate Bryan, Head of Contemporary at The Fine Art Society and former Hong Kong resident, travels to China to learn about the golden age of Chinese landscape painting; discover why ink is still favoured over paint and how the country’s unique aesthetic was heavily influenced by those age-old standards of class and politics.