Trivium Art HistoryWang Meng

Mount Taibai, 太白山圖

Mount Taibai, 太白山圖, 1368 — Wang Meng
27 cm238 cm

Mount Taibai, 太白山圖 is a Yuan Dynasty, Ink, Paper Drawing created by Wang Meng between 1271 and 1368. It lives at the Liaoning Provincial Museum in China. The image is in the Public Domain, and tagged Landscape.

The painting depicts the Tiantong Temple and Taibai Mountain along with the surrounding scenery in Yinxian County, Zhejiang Province; especially highlights the pine forests beside the path as long as 20 li in front of Tiantong Temple; in the picture, there are layer upon layer of mountains being viewed in the distant, purling brooks, among which figures coming back and forth; the painting is with loose and flexible, pretty and smooth strokes and simple and elegant coloration; there are 4 small characters in seal script—“painting of Taibai Mountain” upper right quarter in the center of the painting and an inscription—“Wang Meng Seal” affixed to the bottom of the painting; the scroll painting was considered the representative work of Wang Meng in his later years according to the research of modern men.

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