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Autumn Mountains 秋山圖  1550

by Wen Zhengming

The eminent scholar-painter Wen Zhengming mastered disciplined but unassertive brushwork to create subtly powerful and often poignant compositions. Ascending a steep mountain path, a man with a walking staff is the solitary inhabitant of this landscape; desolate huts and clustered groves of thin trees are his only neighbors. Horizontal strokes accent the densely layered an...
31.8 × 120.8 cm
Handscroll; ink on gold-flecked paper
Courtesy of the Art Institute of Chicago