21 juin 2015

Exhibition at the Freer Gallery presents rare paintings and calligraphy by eccentric Chinese master

Lotus and Ducks 荷花雙鳧圖 (軸). Bada Shanren (Zhu Da), 1626-1705 八大山人 (朱耷); ca. 1696 (Qing dynasty); Hanging scroll; ink on paper H x W: 205.4 x 73 cm (80 7/8 x 28 3/4 in); Bequest from the collection of Wang Fangyu and Sum Wai, donated in their memory by Mr. Shao F. Wang, F1998.45; Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian. WASHINGTON, DC.- Born a prince of the Ming imperial house, Bada Shanren survived the military conquest of his dynasty and lived as a Buddhist monk for 30 years before emerging into fame as a professional artist. His... [Lire la suite]