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A panoramic view of the highway cutting across the Tarako Gorges, laid out in four connecting hanging scrolls.<br />
Inscription: &ldquo;sublime and bright--what opens in this enormous curtain (the connected hanging scrolls).&rdquo;
Chang Ku-nien
Taiwan Cross-Island Highway (Section 2)
1967
Gift of Dr. Cheng-Yang and Mrs. Shirley Chang
2006/1.104.2
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
A rock dominates the image, with orchids and grasses growing next to it.  Calligraphic text accompanies the image, places above the rock, with three seals.
Chang Ku-nien, Liu Yantao, Gao Yihong;Liu Yen-tau;Chang Ku-nien
Orchid and Rock
1975 – 1999
Gift of Dr. Cheng-Yang and Mrs. Shirley Chang
2006/1.131
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
A scholar in the mountains leans on rocks under a tree and stares into the distance. The pine tree is a metaphor for a man of integrity. He is contemplating over the sound of the waterfall.
Feng Chaoran (Feng Chao-an)
Scholar by a Mountain Stream
1900 – 1949
Gift of Dr. Cheng-Yang and Mrs. Shirley Chang
2006/1.119
Landscape colored with the bright hues of autumn.  Pavilions are nestled among clouds and mountain forests.  A rustic staircase appears between wisps of clouds and trees, winding up the slope next to waterfalls.
Chang Ku-nien
Red Trees, Blue Mountains
1975
Gift of Dr. Cheng-Yang and Mrs. Shirley Chang
2006/1.135
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
A panoramic view of the highway cutting across the Tarako Gorges, laid out in four connecting hanging scrolls.<br />
Inscription: &ldquo;sublime and bright--what opens in this enormous curtain (the connected hanging scrolls).&rdquo;
Chang Ku-nien
Taiwan Cross-Island Highway (Section 3)
1967
Gift of Dr. Cheng-Yang and Mrs. Shirley Chang
2006/1.104.3
The use of light ink to depict the hills and remote mountains was to present the misty and dreamlike Dayu Mountain. Chang applied the wash to creat a sense of wet atmosphere.
Chang Ku-nien
Mountain Light, Cloud Shadow
1974
Gift of Dr. Cheng-Yang and Mrs. Shirley Chang
2006/1.107
The Wulai Waterfalls are shown in a “Y” shape configuration, and painted in simple light ink washes. On a hill-path on the center right several tourists are represented as riding some kind of rickshaw.
Chang Ku-nien
Wulai Falls Based on Sketches
1981
Gift of Dr. Cheng-Yang and Mrs. Shirley Chang
2006/1.121
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