Landscape with solitary figure

Shitao (Zhu Ruoji) Chinese

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Leaning on a staff for support, a gentleman pauses on a mountain path to gaze into a misty void. Shitao used dry, charcoal-like ink to texture the rock and tree surfaces of this small scene, imparting a rough, tactile quality. Only the tiny figure, his back turned to us as he contemplates the forces of nature, is painted with pinpoint sharp lines.

Landscape with solitary figure, Shitao (Zhu Ruoji) (Chinese, 1642–1707), Album leaf; ink on paper, China

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