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Creator Name: Huang Gongwang
Creator Qualifier: Attributed to
Creator Nationality: Chinese
Creator Role: Artist
Creator Dates/Places: 1269 - 1354
Creator Name-CRT: Huang Gongwang
Title: Summer Mountains (after Dong Yuan [active about ad 937-975])
Title Type: Primary
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: 1290
Creation End Date: 1354
Creation Date: 1290-1354
Object Type: Paintings
Classification Term: Painting
Materials and Techniques: hanging scroll, ink and slight color on silk
Dimensions: Image: 131.7cm x 55.6cm, Overall: 257.4cm x 71.2cm
AMICA Contributor: The Cleveland Museum of Art
Owner Location: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
ID Number: 1992.1
Credit Line: Cornelia Blakemore Warner Bequest, by exchange, and Mr. and Mrs. William H. Marlatt Fund
Context: This monumental landscape is drawn in softly rounded strokes with darker lines frequently applied on top of lighter ones. This technique recalls one of the suggestions included in a collection of the artist's writings known as Secrets of Landscape Painting: The most difficult thing in painting is using the ink. One begins by using dilute ink and builds it up to the point where it begins to look right; then one uses dense, black ink, applied fairly dry, and washes of deeper-toned ink. Thus one distinguishes the fields from the paths, the far from the near.Huang Gongwang may have learned this technique from observing nature through the eyes of an earlier master, Dong Yuan, a painter whose style he shared.
AMICA ID: CMA_.1992.1
AMICA Library Year: 2003
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Copyright, The Cleveland Museum of Art
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