Asian aesthetic writing is generally consistent in stating the goal of ink and wash painting is not simply to reproduce the appearance of the subject, but to capture its spirit. To paint a horse, the ink wash painting artist must understand its temperament better than its muscles and bones. To paint a flower, there is no need to perfectly match its petals and colors, but it is essential to convey its liveliness and fragrance. East Asian ink wash painting may be regarded as a form of expressionistic art that captures the unseen. In landscape painting the scenes depicted are typically imaginary, or very loose adaptations of actual views. Mountain landscapes are by far the most common, often evoking particular areas traditionally famous for their beauty, from which the artist may have been very distant. Water is very often included. See "Ink wash painting". Wikipedia. Retrieved 2016-08-17.
|Item Condition||None provided.|
|Art Media||Silk Painting|
|Art Term||Literati Painting|
|Subject Matter||Chinese Landscape|
|Measure 1||Frame: 21" (height) x 11" (width)|
|Measure 2||Matte Window: 14" x 7.5"|
|Total Weight||2 lbs 9 oz|