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Cold Light and Snowy Mountains

Accession Number
2014/2.249

Title
Cold Light and Snowy Mountains

Artist(s)
Hine Taizan

Object Creation Date
1868

Medium & Support
watercolor and ink on silk, paper backing

Dimensions
86 in x 11 in (218.44 cm x 27.94 cm)

Credit Line
Gift of the Estate of Betty I. Monroe, PhD

Subject matter
"Nanga (southern painting) or Bunjinga (scholar or literati painting) artists took a form of Chinese painting as their model. The Chinese Ming dynasty artist/theorist Dong Qichang (1555–1636) established two categories of painting: northern painting, which was orthodox and academic (painters were formally trained and sold their work for a living); and southern painting, which was freely executed and expressive (ideally these artists were scholar-amateurs who did not paint for a living). Japanese literati artists, although forbidden to travel to China, studied and emulated the southern style of painting and Chinese art theories through imported books. Nanga painters generally declined to serve the samurai class, and preferred instead to survive by selling works to educated merchants and farmers. They often painted for each other and prided themselves as being intellectuals, poets, tea masters, raconteurs, as well as painters. They are most associated with smaller formats, such as hanging scrolls and fans, but several Nanga artists also produced screen paintings. Nanga artists primarily resided in Kyoto and Osaka."

“Japanese Painting: Nanga and Bunjinga School: Education: Asian Art Museum.” Asian Art Museum, education.asianart.org/resources/japanese-painting-nanga-and-bunjinga-school/.
 

Physical Description
Purple cloth background with a scene of a mountain. The top of the mountain is on the right side.

Primary Object Classification
Painting

Primary Object Type
hanging scroll

Collection Area
Asian

Rights
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bridges (built works)
landscapes (environments)
mountains
snow (precipitation)
trees

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