Old Trees and Landscape (in the tradition of Miu Fu (15th c.))
mid 15 century A.D.
Hanging scroll: ink and color on paper
h 44 x w 16 inches
A tradition of painting old, gnarled trees began as early as the Northern Sung period and extended throughout Chinese painting
history. Li Ch'eng (919-967) was one of the most famous artists known for depictions of rough old trees in landscape. The
Ming artist Wen Cheng-ming continued the tradition that allowed for great expression to be lent to a simple twisting of trunks.