Wang Zuojun (Chinese, b. 1960)
MediumInk, pigment on paper
DimensionsImage : 25 x 21 3/8 in. (63.5 x 54.29 cm)
Sheet : 29 1/2 x 25 1/4 in. (74.93 x 64.14 cm)
Mat : 36 x 30 in. (91.44 x 76.2 cm)
Credit LineGift of David Kamansky and Gerald Wheaton
LabelThe Huangshan Mountains in Anhui Province have been a source of inspiration for Chinese painters and poets since the Tang Dynasty (618-907). This painting depicts rocky, tree-clad peaks poking through the “Sea of Clouds” that regularly engulfs the mountain range. Wang Zuojun studied painting at the Chinese Academy of Fine Arts where his artwork was influenced by Western art and philosophy that was reintroduced to the country after the Cultural Revolution. Reflecting a wave of creative exploration among Chinese artists in the 1980s, this painting deliberately uses unnatural colors to magnify the scene’s visual and emotional impact.