THE VISUAL AND TACTILE EXPERIENCE OF THE MONOCHROME: MAPPING SURFACESCAPES IN AI WEIWEI’S COLORED VASES AND LIU JIANHUA’S CONTAINER SERIES – TAASA Review March 2019
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This article was originally found in the March 2019 edition of TAASA Review (Volume 28, Issue 1, Page 4).
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Alex Burchmore M onochromes hold a position of singular importance in the Chinese ceramic tradition.
Unlike blue-and-white and polychrome wares, they are associated with a refinement beyond worldly concerns.
Hong Kong-based collector Richard Kan, for example, has written that he values the simple elegance of single colours over the showy tour-de-force of polychrome wares' (Moore 2010: 114)...