Why the Met's China exhibition really pissed me off

Why The Met's China Exhibition Really Pissed Me Off

A brief history of how Chinese decorative arts was appropriated into chinoiserie in the West.

Festival robe (detail), 19th century Qing dynasty, Daoguang (1821–50)–Xianfeng (1851–61) period China Silk, metallic thread The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Anonymous Gift, 1944 (44.122.2) Photography © Platon

Festival robe (detail), 19th century Qing dynasty, Daoguang (1821–50)–Xianfeng (1851–61) period China Silk, metallic thread The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Anonymous Gift, 1944 (44.122.2) Photography © Platon

Necklace | Designer ? "Splendid Night". 18K yellow gold and 456 natural pearls. | Photo taken during a pearl products exhibition held in Jinan city, capital of east China's Shandong province on June 12, 2007.

Necklace | Designer ? "Splendid Night". 18K yellow gold and 456 natural pearls. | Photo taken during a pearl products exhibition held in Jinan city, capital of east China's Shandong province on June 12, 2007.

Klimt02: Jie Sun and Märta Mattson: Hermits’ Toast Beijing China exhibitions unique custom jewelry custom handmade jewellery exhibitions

Klimt02: Jie Sun and Märta Mattson: Hermits’ Toast Beijing China exhibitions unique custom jewelry custom handmade jewellery exhibitions

Xiao Wen Ju, Fei Fei Sun & Sang Woo Kim By Tim Walker For Vogue China December 2014 - 3 Sensual Fashion Editorials | Art Exhibits - Women's Fashion & Lifestyle News From Anne of Carversville

Xiao Wen Ju, Fei Fei Sun & Sang Woo Kim By Tim Walker For Vogue China December 2014

Xiao Wen Ju, Fei Fei Sun & Sang Woo Kim By Tim Walker For Vogue China December 2014 - 3 Sensual Fashion Editorials | Art Exhibits - Women's Fashion & Lifestyle News From Anne of Carversville

An Imprint of Spain in China’ Exhibition

'An Imprint of Spain in China' Exhibition

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A great exhibition in Shanghai, China��✈️���� #Exhibition#Shanghai#China#Trip#Holiday #Elvis#Taiwanese#Travel#Story#Memory #Instagram#Instadaily#Instacool#Instasize #Asianboy#OOTD#Allblack#White#Adidas #Birthday#Vacation#29#Share#Moment http://tipsrazzi.com/ipost/1505684500238448621/?code=BTlRBNUhjft

Thought-provoking exhibition by one of China’s most controversial artists at the heart of London – P(ART) POLITICAL

Thought-provoking exhibition by one of China’s most controversial artists at the heart of London

Thought-provoking exhibition by one of China’s most controversial artists at the heart of London – P(ART) POLITICAL

“This smart, sensitive exhibition finely balances fantastic fashion confections alongside the global significance of Chinese visual culture that inspired them.” —Racked on “China: Through the Looking Glass." #ChinaLookingGlass #AsianArt100

The Met's China Exhibit: Thoughtful, Beautiful, and Surprisingly Respectful

“This smart, sensitive exhibition finely balances fantastic fashion confections alongside the global significance of Chinese visual culture that inspired them.” —Racked on “China: Through the Looking Glass." #ChinaLookingGlass #AsianArt100

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