The Chinese zodiac is perhaps one of the most iconic symbols of Chinese culture to have captured the Western imagination.
The Lunar New Year, which began on the 23rd of January in 2012, heralds the year of the dragon. Local artist, Aili Purdy, has worked in partnership with the Museum of East Asian Art on the global, yet local, project “Chinese Zodiac in Bath”, a painting exhibition incorporating the traditional Chinese zodiac with local scenes of Bath, as well as objects in the Museum of East Asian Art. The exhibition is a celebration of ‘East meets West’ using traditional themes and artistic techniques and combining those with contemporary styles and subject matters.
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