Chinese Reverse Glass Painting

The exhibition highlights a form of artistic production little known to date, that of Chinese reverse glass painting. The exhibition is exclusively devoted to this art created in China between 1750 and 1950, retracing its long history: from its conception in the 18thcentury with the successful artistic encounter between Chinese painting and that of Europe to its subsequent “globalization” before becoming popular within China. The reverse glass painting was also highly appreciated by the Chinese imperial family and the nobility and attracted the interest of European and American experts in the twentieth century, but is little known to the general public