Carnations and amaranthus

Yun Shouping Chinese

Qing dynasty (1644–1911)

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Yun Shouping painted this work in the “boneless manner,” in which blocks of color are applied without ink outlines. In this case, the entire painting is without ink; the lines for leaf and petal veins are rendered in deeper shades of the surrounding colors.

Carnations and amaranthus, Yun Shouping (Chinese, 1633–1690), Folding fan mounted as an album leaf; color on paper, China

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