Calligraphy of "Maple Bridge Night Mooring" by Zhang Zhi, Edo period (1615–1868), ca. 1770 by Ike Taiga (Japanese, 1723–1776) Two-panel folding screen: ink on paper-Translation of Zhang Zhi's poem -"The moon sets, crows sing, and frost fills the sky. Maple trees along the river and fires in fishing boats face me, sleepless with lament. The bell of Cold Mountain Temple (Hanshan-si), outside Suzhou, tolls; At midnight, the sound reaches this boat."
Fong, Wen (1975). "Summer Mountains: The Timeless Landscape" | Landscape has been the dominant subject in Chinese painting ever since it emerged as the pre-eminent art form of the Northern Sung period (960–1127). Read online or download a PDF of out this out of print Met publication.
Untitled from Taki (waterfall) series by TAWARA Yusaku (1932-2004), Japan: ink on paper
Shitao (Zhu Ruoji) (Chinese, 1642–1707). Shuhua, Returning Home, ca. 1695. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. From the P. Y. and Kinmay W. Tang Family, Gift of Wen and Constance Fong, in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Dillon, 1976 (1976.280a–n) |This work is featured in our “The Art of the Chinese Album” exhibition, on view through March 29, 2015. #AsianArt100