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This hanging scroll depicts three white chrysanthemums. The flowers form a dynamic arc, and were executed with powerful, rapid brushstrokes. The contrast between the thin lines of the petals of the flowers and the dark thick strokes made with the side of the brush suggesting the leaves and stalks of the plants creates the main visual drama of the painting. 
Soga Shōhaku
Chrysanthemums
18th century
Museum Purchase
1960/1.183
This hanging scroll depicts a man walking along a mountainous path overlooking a group of buildings and distant mountains. In the foreground, the figure moves to the left, and is placed before a large tree growing out of the rocks. The middle of the painting is dominated by a diagonal line created by the roofs of various structures leading to three larger mountain peaks, indicated with light gray washes. 
Soga Shōhaku
Strolling in the Mountains
18th century
Museum Purchase
1963/1.97
&quot;On&nbsp;the&nbsp;right&nbsp;side&nbsp;is&nbsp;a&nbsp;drawing&nbsp;of&nbsp;a&nbsp;straw&nbsp;broom&nbsp;accompanied&nbsp;by&nbsp;a&nbsp;single&nbsp;line&nbsp;of&nbsp;verse that reads,<br />
Ippatsu ichiboku&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;One&nbsp;stroke, one&nbsp;line&nbsp;<br />
Soha&nbsp;zokujin&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; Sweeps&nbsp;away worldly&nbsp;dust.<br />
In&nbsp;a&nbsp;Zen&nbsp;fashion&nbsp;the&nbsp;poem&nbsp;suggests&nbsp;that&nbsp;one&nbsp;line&nbsp;of&nbsp;ink&nbsp;will clear&nbsp;away&nbsp;the&nbsp;confusion&nbsp;of&nbsp;everyday&nbsp;life. The&nbsp;sweeping action&nbsp;is&nbsp;materialized&nbsp;by&nbsp;the&nbsp;sketch&nbsp;of&nbsp;the&nbsp;broom.<br />
The&nbsp;next&nbsp;poem&nbsp;plays&nbsp;upon&nbsp;the&nbsp;sweeping&nbsp;action mentioned&nbsp;above,<br />
Yukuharu&nbsp;no &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; Departing&nbsp;Spring&#39;s<br />
Shiripeta&nbsp;harau&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;Buttocks&nbsp;are&nbsp;brushed
Yosa Buson (Japanese (culture or style))
Broom, Poems, and Poets
18th century
Museum purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund
1969/2.24
Chinese ink painting on scroll with poem, ducks and flowers.
Wang Mengbai
Pair of Mandarin Ducks (Scroll)
1915 – 1925
Gift of Sharlynn and Andrew Circo, in memory of Sotokichi Katsuizumi
2011/2.188
This painting on a hanging scroll depicts a man, a crane, and a tree. The crane is to the bottom left of the painting with the man standing above it slightly to the right. A tree stands leaning to the left in the background and appears to have some flowering buds. The crane looks up to the man while the man looks up to the tree. There is an inscription above the man followed by a red seal.&nbsp;
Nagasawa Rosetsu
Man with Crane
1780 – 1799
Gift of John J. Schloss
2000/2.150
This L-shaped composition uses soft yet bright colors to depict a curving road through rolling green mountains covered with the varing red tones of autumn trees.  A solitary figure sits in a pavillion, and the scene is obscured by wisps of white clouds.
Chang Ku-nien
Solitary Leisure in a Quiet Pavilion
1974
Gift of Dr. Cheng-Yang and Mrs. Shirley Chang
2006/1.108

Chang Ku-nien
Hearing the Sound of a Distant Bell
1973
Gift of Dr. Cheng-Yang and Mrs. Shirley Chang
2006/1.122
Cloudy mountain scene with calligrapic text in the upper right corner.
Chang Ku-nien
White Clouds
1972
Gift of Dr. Cheng-Yang and Mrs. Shirley Chang
2006/1.126
One of six hanging scrolls in a series depicting the landscape of Ali Mountain, trees and hillside are shown below calligraphic text.  The artist uses alternating wet ink washes for the misty clouds and dry flying-brushes for the large pine trees
Chang Ku-nien
Ali Mountain Based on Sketches - 5
1965
Gift of Ted and Syauchen Baker
2006/1.140
Two men rafting in the waves of River Nu.<br />
Chang Ku-nien
Spring Warms River Nu
1971
Gift of Ted and Syauchen Baker
2006/1.144
Though this painting was not dated, it should be most possibly painted after Chang moved to Michigan in 1974. Perhaps it is because of the cold winter, during this time, Chang created many works on landscape of snow. This is a scene of clearing after snow.
Chang Ku-nien
Jade Mountain, Auspicious Snow
1975 – 1999
Gift of Dr. Cheng-Yang and Mrs. Shirley Chang
2006/1.113
Painted and inscribed on the occasion of Veterans’ Day.  The artist depicts a view of the narrow, winding roadway cutting through a magnificent rocky mountain. <br />In his inscription, Chang claims to use methods of Song masters that were adopted in painting the scene. A small detail on the lower right of the painting represents a couple of tiny figures standing aside the road. One figure is depicted as making life-sketches of the scene.
Chang Ku-nien
Cross-Island Highway Based on Sketches
1980
Gift of Dr. Cheng-Yang and Mrs. Shirley Chang
2006/1.111
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