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墨色山水 Mose shanshui (Landscape in ink tones)
  • Hong Xian
    born 1933
    born: Yangzhou, Jiangsu Province, China ; active: United States
  • 墨色山水 Mose shanshui (Landscape in ink tones), 1975
  • Where object was made: United States
  • ink on paper
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 52.5 x 37.5 cm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 150.5 x 48 cm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 20 11/16 x 14 3/4 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 59.25 x 18.9 mm
    Roller Dimensions: 48 cm
    Roller Dimensions: 18 7/8 in
  • Gift of Jean McGreevy Green
  • Not on display
  • 1999.0332
Label Text

Monochrome ink landscape. Three mountain ridges are depicted in the foreground, middle ground, and distance. The rest of the painting is abstract ground suggesting thick clouds or mist. The paint is applied with strong contrasts between dark lines, grey washes and negative ground. The mountains are described in swirling, curving strokes. The paper is coarse and slightly creamy in color.