Leaf 10: Gazing at the Waterfall in Solitude



Fu Baoshi 傅抱石

(Chinese, 1904–1965)
Overall: 20.7 x 54.8 cm (8 1/8 x 21 9/16 in.)
This artwork is known to be under copyright.
Location: not on view

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Themes like gazing at waterfalls evoke the literati ideal of man in harmony with nature.


This set of fan paintings expresses the artist’s personal life and differs from the state-commissioned works Fu painted to fulfill his social duty. Here, several of the paintings have dedicatory inscriptions to Fu’s wife, Luo Shihui, and his eldest daughter, Yishan. Not only do these inscriptions offer glimpses into the artist’s private life, they also reveal acutely felt emotions, especially the struggle of a loving father deeply troubled by a daughter’s illness.
Leaf 10:  Gazing at the Waterfall in Solitude

Leaf 10: Gazing at the Waterfall in Solitude


Fu Baoshi

(Chinese, 1904–1965)

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