The Woodcutter of Luofu

The Woodcutter of Luofu


Chen Ruyan

(Chinese, c. 1331-bef 1371)

Panel, ink on silk

Image: 107 x 54 cm (42 1/8 x 21 1/4 in.); Overall: 141.5 x 77 cm (55 11/16 x 30 5/16 in.)

Gift of Mrs. A. Dean Perry 1964.156



This landscape illustrates the traditionalism of Chinese painting: while the brush manner is novel, the composition is based on early Song dynasty (960-1127) models. The soft raveling brushstrokes and lumpy rock shapes are characteristic of the new 14th-century stylistic expression.

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Chinese Art
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