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Program Title: A Day on the Grand Canal with the Emperor of China
EASC Code: CD-05
Series Title:
Region/Country: China
Language: English
Subtitles: English
Subject: Arts & Music
Program Type: Documentary
Media Type: VHS
Director: Philip Haas
Producer: Milestones Film & Video
Release Date: 1991
Running Time: 47 min.
Color or BW: Color
Program Abstract: World-famous artist David Hockney invites the viewer to join him on a magical journey down a 72-foot long lengdary 17th-century Chinese scroll. As he unrolls the richly detailed painting, Hockney traces the Emperor Kangxi's grand tour of his southern domain.
Comparing the work with a Canaletto painting and a later Chinese scroll, Hockney spins a dazzling discourse on eastern and western perspective and thei relationship to his own artistic vision.
Data Entry Date: 2/12/2004