Landscape Reunited - Huang Gongwang and "Dwelling in the Fuchun Mountains"

Year of production2011

''Dwelling in the Fuchun Mountains'' is not only the greatest surviving masterpiece by Huang Gongwang (1269-1354), one of the Four Yuan Masters, it is also a work renowned in the history of Chinese painting. The style of this handscroll traces back to Dong Yuan and Juran of the Five Dynasties and more recently to Huang's contemporary, Zhao Mengfu. It reflects the development of infusing calligraphic techniques into painting and the spirit of literati art with an emphasis on expressing ideas and freehand brushwork to create a new realm of monochrome ink painting. It also came to influence landscape painting of the Ming and Qing dynasties, having crucial value for drawing from the past and inspiring future generations in the tradition of Chinese literati painting.