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Rooster in a Storm  1783

by Sō Shizan

This scroll portrays a rooster in a rainstorm. The artist applied ink with great sensitivity to depict the blown bamboo leaves and strong gusts of wind, and brilliant colors to render the blue morning glories and the magnificent rooster. Flowers and bird alike are completely soaked and disordered. Hunkering down against the storm, the rooster demonstrates an unbreakable de...
Courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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