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Pulling Oars under Clearing Autumn Skies (Distant Mountains)  1545

by Lu Zhi

Landscape painting offered artists the opportunity to create visual poems about the beauty and continuity of nature and man’s place in it. Lu Zhi, a 16th-century artist, belonged to a class of highly educated men who painted for their own pleasure. In [i]Distant Mountains[/i], he used multiple ground planes and suggestive voids to create a majestic vista of jagged peaks an...
105.8 × 31.1 cm (41 5/8 × 12 1/ 4 in.)
Hanging scroll; ink and color on paper
Courtesy of the Art Institute of Chicago