Night Rain on the Xiao and Xiang Rivers

Accession Number
2006/1.127

Title
Night Rain on the Xiao and Xiang Rivers

Artist(s)
Chang Ku-nien

Object Creation Date
1975-1987

Medium & Support
hanging scroll, ink on paper

Dimensions
29 3/8 in x 16 in (74.6 cm x 40.6 cm)

Subject matter
Chang Ku-nien is from the last generation of artists trained in the centuries-old tradition of Chinese literati painting. He was instrumental in the revival of the practice of traditional Chinese painting that had languished under the cultural influence of Japan during its occupation of Taiwan. He was one of very few mainland painters from his generation to explore the scenery of Taiwan, where he lived in exile, using the methods of traditional Chinese ink painting.

Physical Description
In this landscape a misty, meandering river is depicted with two boathouses along its banks. Reeds and other foliage grow lush along the banks, partially obscuring the boathouse in the foreground. Accompanying text is in the upper register.

Primary Object Classification
Painting

Primary Object Type
hanging scroll

Additional Object Classification(s)
Painting

Collection Area
Asian

Rights
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Keywords
boats
hanging scrolls
ink
night
pavilions (garden structures)
rain
rivers

1 Related Resource

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

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