In Pursuit If Heavenly Harmony: Paintings and Calligraphy by Bada Shanren from the Estate of Wang Fangyu and Sum Wai


ISBN: 9780834805255

Pages: 203 pages

Book by Joseph Chang, Qianshen Bai, Stephen D. Allee. Foreword by Julian Raby. 

This compelling and lavishly illustrated presentation of Bada Shanren’s works— bequeathed to the Freer Gallery of Art by Shao F. Wang from the collection of his parents, Professor Wang Fangyu and Sum Wai, and also acquired through the generosity of the E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation— offers fresh insight into the mysterious life and works of Bada Shanren (1625-1705), the Chinese painting master whose idiosyncratic visual vocabulary was full of personal symbolism and artistic gesture. The central catalogue of Bada’s works details significant features of each artwork, along with annotated translations of all inscriptions and calligraphy.

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