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Posted in exhibitions by InternCS on February 18, 2016

From the Norton Museum of Art

Majestic Mountain Retreats: 17th- and
18th-Century Monumental Chinese Landscape
Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, 6 February — 15 May 2016

Wang Jiu, Chinese, Landscape in the Manner of Wang Meng, dated 1774; hanging scroll, ink on paper 136.8 x 64.1 cm (Nortom Museum of Art; photography by C.J. Walker)

Wang Jiu, Chinese, Landscape in the Manner of Wang Meng, dated 1774; hanging scroll, ink on paper 136.8 x 64.1 cm (Nortom Museum of Art; photography by C.J. Walker)

Inspired by Stormy Landscape, likely painted in the late 1730s to mid-1740s, and the most recent hanging scroll added to the Norton’s Chinese Collection, the three works in this installation depict mountain retreats. The inscription and artists’ seals on Stormy Landscape, suggest that it is a painting of a Taoist monastery. It is reminiscent of extant Taoist mountaintemples in Fujian province not far from the artist’s home. The other two works are, Waterfall in a Bamboo Grove, probably painted in the mid-17th century, and Landscape in the Manner of Wang Meng, dated 1744.

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