Fan painting - Landscape with figures and clouds

Dublin Core

Title

Fan painting - Landscape with figures and clouds

Subject

Arts; Arts-Calligraphy; Arts-Painting;

Description

Two figures seated on a terrace in a desolate landscape. A large mountain rises to the rear, partly concealed by a cloud. Bi Han, zi Jiaolu, Youhan, and etc., was from Wujin in Jiangsu province and was known for his landscape painting. Although undated, given the artist's lifespan this must be one of the earliest fans in the group, probably done in the late eighteenth century. The one painting by Bi Han listed in Sir??n is dated 1801 and follows Huang Gongwang, the great Yuan dynasty painter and an appropriate classic model. This work is a bit more expressionistic and unrestrained than most works of the Orthodox School. Although the artist states in the inscription that he is doing this in the manner of "men of the Yuan," there is no classic model apparent in the formation of these great stones, nor do the shrubs growing from their tops follow a familiar model. It is very strongly painted, with the very small figures on the right balanced by the large, even menacing rocks on the left. This is a very interesting work, and hopefully other works by this artist will emerge.

Creator

Bi Han (1731-1807)

Contributor

Collection of Groke Mickey
Watson Pavilion, Washington and Lee University
Washington and Lee University

Rights

Materials may be used for educational, non-commercial purposes only. Acknowledgement to be given to the ASIANetwork-Luce Asian Art in the Undergraduate Curriculum Project and to the college from whose collection the work comes. The individual college retains copyright to the work.

Format

Image/jpg

Language

Chinese

Type

Still image

Identifier

soclaa000965

Coverage

China
China - Qing Dynasty 1644 - 1911

Files

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Citation

Bi Han (1731-1807), “Fan painting - Landscape with figures and clouds,” ASIANetwork IDEAS Project, accessed December 17, 2017, http://www.ideasproject.org/items/show/3900.