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Mount Taibai, 太白山圖

Wang Meng, 1271 – 1368
Mount Taibai, 太白山圖, Wang Meng
Mount Taibai, 太白山圖, zoomed in
27 cmMount Taibai, 太白山圖 scale comparison238 cm
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Mount Taibai, 太白山圖 is a Yuan Dynasty Ink and Paper Drawing created by Wang Meng between c.1271 and 1368. It lives at the Liaoning Provincial Museum in China. The image is in the Public Domain, and tagged Landscape Painting. Download

The painting depicts the Tiantong Temple and Taibai Mountain along with the surrounding scenery in Yinxian County, Zhejiang Province. Pine forests edge the path to Tiantong Temple, mountains stack layer upon layer in the distance, and figures move along a riverbank. The brushstrokes are loose and flexible, the color is simple and elegant. 4 small characters in seal script read “painting of Taibai Mountain” in the center of the painting and Wang Meng’s seal is found at the bottom.

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