Bamboo, Chen Jiecan, c. 1800 - 1825

Bamboo, Chen Jiecan, c. 1800 - 1825

ink, h 123cm × w 58cm More details

Bamboo is among the favourite motifs of so-called literati painting, which was done for China’s cultural elite. It also symbolizes the humility of a true gentleman. The painter could demonstrate his mastery of the brush by playing with the contrast between dark and light ink. Here the artist used wet ink wash to depict bamboo in the rain.

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