'Perfumes of China' exhibition opens in Paris' Cernuschi Museum
The exhibition "Perfumes of China" has opened at the Cernuschi Museum in Paris, inviting visitors to discover Chinese civilization through the exploration of the art of incense and perfume from the 3rd century BCE to the 19th century.
From fragrance burners to incense tables, the pieces allow visitors to explore the history of perfume in China and its most brilliant creations. [Photo: Xinhua]
The exhibition, a co-operation between Cernuschi Museum and Shanghai Museum, proposes a journey through Chinese civilization through 110 art and archaeology objects, including ceramics, drawings, bronzes, and paintings.
From fragrance burners to incense tables, the pieces allow visitors to explore the history of perfume in China and its most brilliant creations, through a wide variety of materials and mediums ranging from lacquer to ceramics, from painting to calligraphy.
In addition, Francois Demachy with Dior has reinterpreted perfumes from ancient Chinese formulas dating from the periods of China's history until the 19th century.
The exhibition will last until Aug. 26.