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Waves crashing on the rocks which are mostly situated on the right bottom half of the image. The sky is gray and blue while the water is a mix of greens, blues and white.
Alice Hunt
Seascape
1848 – 1930
Gift of The Ann Arbor Art Association, in memory of Ruby S. Churchhill
1972/2.15
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

Chinese (Chinese (culture or style))
Herdboy and Buffalo in the Moonlight
1200 – 1399
Museum purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund
1961/2.12
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
In this painting, a mischievous demon is depicted in priest’s garb begging for alms.
Japanese (Japanese (culture or style))
Ôtsu-e: Demon soliciting alms (Oni no nembutsu)
18th century
Museum purchase for the James Marshall Plumer Memorial Collection
1964/2.102
Groups of men gamble, smoke, and drink in a dark guardroom. In the left foreground a seated man wearing a red sash lights his white clay pipe, while his companion pauses his smoking to listen to a man standing next to him. The red of the smoker's sash is repeated in the flag and fabrics strewn about in the right foreground, which form part of a still-life of weapons, musical instruments, and glinting armor heaped together against the wall. Between these brightly lit foreground vignettes the scene recedes into the darkened interior where a group of five men gather about a table to gamble.
David Teniers the Younger
Interior of a Guardroom
1635 – 1645
Museum Purchase
1965/1.185
&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
This is a collection of various flower studies in ink and color on paper. There is a variety of subjects ranging from ferns, Japanese morning glories, cherry blossoms, persimmons, and Japanese poppies. Some have no color and are outlined in black ink while others are completely colored in. Many of the drawings also have descriptions of the subject and are written in the traditional vertical form. The front page of the handscroll has blue ink coming from above and purple ink below in a cloud-like, mound-shaped two-layer design.
Japanese (Japanese (culture or style))
Sketches of Flowers: 25 compositions
1695
Museum purchase for the James Marshall Plumer Memorial Collection
1962/2.31

Chinese (Chinese (culture or style))
Emperor Ming-huang and Yang Kuei-fei(?) Journey to Shu
1644 – 1912
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. C.D. Carter
1970/2.153

Ubaldo Gandolfi
St. Andrew
18th century
Museum Purchase
1968/2.33
Olitski has covered nearly the entire canvas in the same grey acrylic using a spray gun.  On the right side of the canvas, there is a group of vertical lines in red, blue, and white. 
Jules Olitski (American (North American))
Absalom Passage—18
1973
Purchase made possible by the generosity of Dr. and Mrs. Joseph A. Gosman
1973/2.82

John Matos
Video 101
1988
Gift of Jack A. and Noreen Rounick
2004/2.39
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