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Reminiscences of Qinhuai River

Reminiscences of Qinhuai River



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Shitao 石濤

(Chinese, 1642–1707)

Album leaf, ink and color on Song paper

Image: 25.5 x 20.2 cm (10 1/16 x 7 15/16 in.); Overall: 33 x 24.3 cm (13 x 9 9/16 in.)

John L. Severance Fund 1966.31.7



Shitao’s skillfully rendered composition suggests a sweeping movement from the base of the central rising mass, silhouette of forest, and a bright bend of misty atmosphere under the distant hills, to form almost a continual circle of energy—a gentle vortex. That is a perfect embodiment of the early Qing ideal of a momentous flow, with suggestion of the subterranean veins and linkages.

See also
ASIAN - Album leaf
Chinese Art
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