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The Kremlin will host an exhibition of treasures of Chinese emperors

March 28 2007
09:15

The Kremlin has opened an exhibition of treasures of Chinese emperors, showing household items rulers Celestial, dated XIV-XX centuries.

This is the first such exhibition of Chinese art over the past half century, has become the main museum projects of China Year in Russia.

Director-General of the Moscow Kremlin museums Elena Gagarina, says: "For nearly 50 years in Moscow was not such a grand exhibition of Chinese art. And the current exhibition" Forbidden City. Treasures of Chinese emperors is a great gift for all lovers of art and history of China. The exhibition tells about the multifaceted artistic culture of China, the tradition of this great country. "

For the first time in Moscow are more than 60 unique works from the world-famous collection of the Imperial Palace Peking Palace (Purple Forbidden City ").

This grandiose architectural ensemble turned into a museum after the fall of the monarchy in China. Here are stored the symbols of imperial power, the attributes of court ceremony, the palace everyday objects, the famous Chinese porcelain, lacquer and enamel, which has always been known Chinese masters, as well as ritual ceremonial and everyday clothing and jewelry inhabitants of the palace - the emperors, empresses and imperial concubines of Higher Rank .

Among the exhibits of porcelain vases, ritual bronze vessels, lacquer box, table decorations made of jade, quartz and rock crystal. The panels can be seen as a brush, paper, stones for grinding the carcasses and other attributes of Chinese artists and masters of decorative art. Of particular interest to visitors silk scroll depicting various scenes of court life, made in the XVIII century.

"Every subject of the exhibition reveals the various aspects of Chinese culture of the Late Empire, introduces the phenomenon of monarchical power in China and the most outstanding personalities of the rulers of the Manchu dynasty - emperor, who ruled under the motto Kangxi (1661-1722) and Qianlong (1735-1796) - talented politicians , scientists and philanthropists on the throne of the Celestial Empire "- added in the press service of the Moscow Kremlin Museums.

The exhibition consists of two sections: "Traditional culture of porcelain in China" and "The New Face of Chinese porcelain. The exhibition will be open to the public from March 30 to June 3. Informs RIA Novosti.

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