C. C. Wang
C. C. Wang, a renowned scholar and collector of Chinese art, was trained in classical Chinese painting in Shanghai before settling in New York in 1947. His paintings drew upon Chinese conventions while reflecting his engagement with modern Western art. This particular work continues the long tradition in which mountain imagery expresses the vast forces of nature and man’s place in the cosmos. Yet, with his expressionistic painting of massive granite cliffs and dramatically lit storm clouds, Wang achieves a new portrayal of the venerable landscape theme.
Ink and light color on paper
Overall: 29 1/2 x 36 1/2 in. (74.9 x 92.7 cm)
Image w/o border: 23 3/4 x 29 3/4 in. (60.3 x 75.6 cm) (show scale)
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth King
Landscape by Wang Chi-ch'ien (born 1907, Suchou). Massive granite hills rise abruptly beyond the narrow foreground lake. Thin stream and waterfall at lower center. Group of fir trees near left edge. High, wooded ridge in the distance, with a gray stormy sky above. Dated at lower right and signed Wang Chi-Ch'ien, followed by one of the artist's seals; another of his seals appears at the lower left. Gray silk border.
Condition: No damages.
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C. C. Wang (Chinese, 1907-2003). Landscape, 1972. Ink and light color on paper, Overall: 29 1/2 x 36 1/2 in. (74.9 x 92.7 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth King, 85.277. © artist or artist's estate (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 85.277_PS1.jpg)
overall, 85.277_PS1.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2006
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