Poet strolling by a marshy bank

Liang Kai Chinese

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Liang Kai served as a painter-in-attendance at the Song Imperial Painting Academy in Hangzhou from about 1201 to 1204; he relinquished that prestigious position to live and paint at a Chan (Zen in Japanese) Buddhist temple. Like his best-known paintings, preserved mostly in Japanese collections, this small landscape conveys a spiritual intensity. Under the great cliff, in the stillness of the landscape, a solitary figure meditates on the illusory world before him.

#7602. Poet Strolling by a Marshy Bank

Poet strolling by a marshy bank, Liang Kai (Chinese, active early 13th century), Fan mounted as an album leaf; ink on silk, China

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