(Chinese, b. 1974)
Album leaf; ink and colors on flax paper
Leaf: 38 x 60 cm (14 15/16 x 23 5/8 in.)
Edward L. Whittemore Fund 2022.5
At a right angle, one can see the glimmer and sparkle of mica on the painting’s surface.
The landscape, a primary subject in Chinese painting, here features a female figure in nature, traditionally reserved to the male figure, while women usually occupy the domestic interior. The artist also breaches conventions by juxtaposing the landscape with an affectionate letter from European composer, Gustav Mahler, to his wife Alma, presented in her own calligraphy.
The information about this object, including provenance, may not be currently accurate. If you notice a mistake or have additional information about this object, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
To request more information about this object, study images, or bibliography, contact the Ingalls Library Reference Desk.
All images and data available through Open Access can be downloaded for free. For images not available through Open Access, a detail image, or any image with a color bar, request a digital file from Image Services.