Fa Jo-chen was a native of Chiao-chou, Shantung province, but he lived at various times in Fuchien, Chechiang and in Anhui.
He is usually associated with the Anhui school, a loosely identified group that used Mt. Huang as their subject matter and
frequently followed the Yüan master Ni Tsan in depicting spartan landscapes devoid of people.
The long handscroll depicting a turbulent, slanting view of a mountainous area is similar to other works by the artist in
his later years. His brushwork of lightly flying strokes is unmistakable and unique. He folds the composition in and over
itself, time and again, in a slightly dizzying manner, creating a continuous, undulating landscape.
Berkeley Art Museum/Pacific Film Archive
handscroll: ink and color on paper
h 12 -3/4 x w 538 -1/2 inches