Shan Shui

Prominent among my interests, and definitely the most visual of them all, are shan shui paintings from China.  I can get lost for hours exploring the hills, meadows, and villages depicted by Shan Shui artists.  

The banner of this web site is a small cropping from A Thousand Li of Rivers and Mountains by Wang Ximeng.  (Wow, I would love to be stuck in this painting, either up in the hills enjoying the view or relaxing on a small fishing boat sipping a drink under the sun!)   Apparently not much is known about the artist and this painting is the only one known to exist by him.  The original is at the Palace Museum in Taipei. For a better view of his work check out this link: 

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