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Title
Waterfall in Winter 1589
Creator
Sung Hsü (Song Xu)
Date Created and/or Issued
1589
Publication Information
Berkeley Art Museum/Pacific Film Archive
Contributing Institution
UC Berkeley, Berkeley Art Museum/Pacific Film Archive
Collection
Chinese Paintings
Rights Information
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Description
T: Ch'u-yang and Shih-men
Sung Hsü was from Ch'ung-te, near Chia-hsing, Chechiang province but lived and worked much of his life around Sung-chiang. He was much admired during his life, both for his ability as a painter and his spiritual understanding. He lived in a Taoist temple and had studied Ch'an Buddhism, although he never actually became a monk. His paintings from the 1580s, like this tall, attenuated landscape, are independent and individualistic, although it is possible to see the influence of Shen Chou in the development of the brushwork in the mountain forms. The dramatic appeal of this painting is in the compressed composition.
His influence extended into the next generation of painters as the teacher of Chao Tso and Sung Mou-chin.
Type
image
Format
Painting Hanging scroll: ink and color on paper China h 74 -1/4 x w 16 -3/8 inches
Identifier
http://ark.cdlib.org/ark:/13030/ft1r29n4k1
cm.64
Place
China