Lotuses on a summer evening

After Yun Shouping Chinese

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Lotuses, a tour de force of "boneless" (color washes with no ink outlines) painting on paper, shows Yun as the most brilliant and subtle colorist of his time. Although the depiction recalls the realism of Song Painting Academy flower paintings, the artist insists in his colophon that he "merely followed the inclination of [his] brushwork in making dots and washes, benefiting from exhilarating accidents and not searching for physical verisimilitude."

Lotuses on a summer evening, After Yun Shouping (Chinese, 1633–1690), Hanging scroll; ink and color on paper, China

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