Water & Ink

Brush-writing and paintings after the 12th to the 15th Centuries.

Managerie《禽兽三幅》:《南泉斩猫图》、《叭叭鸟图》、《猿捞水月图》

Together, they form a little visual joke. The angle at which the ape faces the reflection of the moon mirrors the cat staring hungrily at the mynah. But just as the ape continues to be frustrated, so the mynah remains, much to our relief, out of reach of the cat.

Old Case (Icon)

A case from Xuedou’s Cases《雪窦颂古一则》

Three Water-and-ink Landscapes in the style of the 12-15th Centuries《十二至十五世纪风水墨山水三幅》

These are a neat visual summary of how things can reflect the similar preoccupations and sensibilities, whilst still retaining their individuality.