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Title
Album of Ten Leaves of Flower and Landscapes
Creator
Yun Shou-p'ing
Date Created and/or Issued
1676
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: Cheng-shu
H: Nan-t'ien, Yün-shi wai-shih, Pai-yün wai-shih, Tung-yüan ts'ao-i
In this album Yün uses a technique known as the "boneless" (mogu) to depict the flowers, leaves, and stalks. This method uses shading and ink and color gradations to describe the plant without outline. It was a technique that can trace its roots to the eleventh-century painter Hsü Ch'ung-ssu. Other artists of the early Ming were also using this technique, but in Yün's hands it creates an extremely airy and light appearance, almost as if the plants were floating in space.
Type
image
Format
Painting album: ink and color on paper China
Identifier
http://ark.cdlib.org/ark:/13030/ft7199n872
CC.184
Subject
Chinese Paintings
Bird-and-Flower Paintings
Place
China