Jade Mountain, Auspicious SnowArtist(s)Chang Ku-nienObject Creation Datelast quarter of 20th centuryMedium & Supportunmounted scroll, ink on paperDimensions
37 13/16 in. x 70 1/2 in. ( 96 cm x 179 cm )Credit LineGift of Dr. Cheng-Yang and Mrs. Shirley ChangSubject matter
As inscribed on the painting, a good winter snow in Chinese tradition often signifies a prosperous new year. Mountains covered by snow are often praised as jade, which is an auspicious item in Chinese culture. Similar to other paintings of snow by Chang Ku-nien, the brightened landscape implies a joyful and hopeful mood of the artist.Physical Description
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.Primary Object Classification Painting Primary Object Typeunmounted scrollAdditional Object Classification(s)PaintingRights
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