Peng Wei (Chinese, born 1974). <em>Landscape of Mount Putuo</em>, 2007. Ink and colors on silk, 57 7/8 x 82 11/16 in. (147 x 210 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mrs. Roscoe C.E. Brown, Dr. Martin E. Frankel, Mr. and Mrs. Maxime L. Hermanos, and Chi Tiew-lui, by exchange, 2014.55. © artist or artist's estate (Photo: , 2014.55_PS9.jpg)

Landscape of Mount Putuo

Artist:Peng Wei

Medium: Ink and colors on silk

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Dimensions: 57 7/8 x 82 11/16 in. (147 x 210 cm) with cords and knobs: 60 1/4 × 84 in. (153 × 213.4 cm)



Accession Number: 2014.55

Image: 2014.55_PS9.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Landscape depicting the Buddhist pilgrimage site at Mt. Putuo, on an island outside of Shanghai, painted within the confines of the silhouette of a woman's robe. The shape of the robe resembles that of ancient garments worn in the Han dynasty. The landscape depicts a variety of visitors to the pilgrimage site, as well as the businesses that cater to them, and farmers working the fields on the mountain. The painting is displayed as a hanging scroll, but it is not mounted in the traditional manner. Rather, the diaphonous silk is unbacked so it is semi-transparent, and the dowels at the top and bottom are attached directly to the painting ground.

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