Bamboo, Chiang Ting, 1832

Bamboo, Chiang Ting, 1832

ink on paper, h 180cm × w 46cm More details

Bamboo painting is said to have originated when a scholar was sitting in his study one night and noticed the shadows of bamboo plants in his garden projected onto the paper window of his study. He then replicated them in an ink painting. Bamboo is a metaphor for a scholar’s grace and resilience.

This work belongs to Bamboo (AK-MAK-97-A)

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