Landscape painting was regarded as the highest form of Chinese painting, and generally still is. By the late Tang dynasty (618-906), landscape painting had evolved into an independent genre that embodied the universal longing of cultivated men to escape their quotidian world to commune with nature. Such images might also convey specific social, philosophical, or political convictions. As the Tang dynasty disintegrated, the concept of withdrawal into the natural world became a major thematic focus of poets and painters. Faced with the failure of the human order, learned men sought permanence within the natural world, retreating into the mountains to find a sanctuary from the chaos of dynastic collapse. See "Landscape Painting in Chinese Art". Met's Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History. Retrieved 2016-08-17.
|Item Condition||Excellent. Please see pictures.|
|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|