Solitary Leisure in a Quiet Pavilion

Accession Number
2006/1.108

Title
Solitary Leisure in a Quiet Pavilion

Artist(s)
Chang Ku-nien

Object Creation Date
1974

Medium & Support
hanging scroll, ink and color on paper

Dimensions
45 11/16 x 16 15/16 in. (116 x 43 cm)

Subject matter
This landscapes is painted in the style of literati, an enduring tradition that for the most part shaped the artistic forms of landscapes painted by traditionally educated men for centuries. This image is a 'landscape of the mind,' depicting the inner world of the artist rather than an external reality. The only figure is a solitary scholar alone in a hut.

Physical Description
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.

Primary Object Classification
Painting

Primary Object Type
hanging scroll

Additional Object Classification(s)
Painting

Rights
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Keywords
autumn
hanging scrolls
ink
landscapes (environments)
pavilions (garden structures)

1 Related Resource

Ink and Realisms
(Part of: Artist Associations and Art Movements)

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