Flowers on One Stalk

Virtual Gallery

Take a Step into China-India Artistic Interactions in the 20th Century

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China and India have had a long history of cross-cultural interactions, especially through Buddhism. Through such connections, philosophical, literary, and artistic interactions between China and India have blossomed like twin flowers on one stalk. This virtual exhibition showcases nearly one hundred paintings by Chinese artists illustrating artistic entanglements between the two countries during the twentieth century. Included are masterpieces by Zhang Daqian, Gao Jianfu, Ye Qianyu, and Shi Lu, as well as other lesser known individuals such as Chang Xiufeng. In addition to revealing the dynamic cultural exchanges and influences between China and India, the paintings exhibited in this virtual exhibition are also representative of intra-Asian interactions and circulations during the late colonial period and early phase of decolonization in world history.


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Masterpieces of
Cross-Cultural Interactions
in the 20th Century