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Pure Tones among Hills and Waters

山水清音圖

1664

Xiao Yuncong 蕭雲從

(Chinese, 1596–1673)
Painting: 31 x 781.6 cm (12 3/16 x 307 11/16 in.); Overall: 34 x 1194.8 cm (13 3/8 x 470 3/8 in.)
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Painted at age 68, this landscape is one of Xiao Yuncong’s most mature works. Extraordinary in its combination of fine details with bold brushstrokes and bluish washes, it is also one of his longest compositions in handscroll format, extending over 23 feet. Throughout his lifetime, Xiao visited Nanjing and Yangzhou, where he met with other painters and literati. Regarded as the founder of the Gushu school (姑孰派) of painting, Xiao painted from nature, and his landscapes are informed by his travels, as well as by his experience as a print designer.
Pure Tones among Hills and Waters

Pure Tones among Hills and Waters

1664

Xiao Yuncong

(Chinese, 1596–1673)
China, Qing dynasty (1644-1911)

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