Description This winter scene shows Chikuto at his most restrained, foregoing the rhythmic and compositional complexities of his most ambitious paintings. It is a distillation, a work in which the minimal means are essential to the mood. Chikuto took classical painting as his model. The composition--nearby trees, water, distant mountain--and the spare brushwork deliberately evoke paintings by the 14th-century Chinese master Ni Tsan. They are also intended to convey the feeling of winter.
|9/20/1995||Examination||examined for exhibition|
|1/08/2002||Examination||examined for exhibition|
Provenance Ishinosuke Mizutani, Oriental Art Sekisen, Kyoto [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1986, by purchase.
Credit Museum purchase with funds provided by the Ambassador and Mrs. William J. Sebald Fund, 1986
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