Scholar viewing a waterfall

Ma Yuan Chinese

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Ma Yuan, a fourth-generation member of a family of painters, was a leading artist at the Southern Song painting academy in Hangzhou. A city of unsurpassed beauty, Hangzhou was graced with pavilions, gardens, and scenic vistas. In this album leaf, which shows a gentleman in a gardenlike setting, the jagged rhythms of the pine tree and garden contrast with the quiet mood of the scholar, who gazes pensively into the bubbling rapids of the cascade.

#7313. Scholar Viewing a Waterfall

Scholar viewing a waterfall, Ma Yuan (Chinese, active ca. 1190–1225), Album leaf; ink and color on silk, China

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