|Title||Fish hangong scroll|
|Description||This Yokoyama Kazan (1784-1837) hanging scroll, which depicts a fish bearing a flowering branch, well illustrates the Shijo style, which is characterized by clarity, fluency, and charm in both brushwork and composition. The style of scroll paintings is pared down to the essentials in an attempt capture the basic form and characteristics of a specific subject. Here the rich, golden brocade borders and scroll material harmonize seamlessly with the subject background. Such simplicity and oneness is characteristic of Zen mysticism and Taoist traditions. The litheness of the fish (with swaying tail) seems to become one with the gentle curve of the flowing branch. The simple colorings of the flowers and fish are the minimum necessary to distinguish and complement each other and maintain the scene's feeling of serenity and contemplation.|
|Medium/Material||Ink on paper, mounted on silk|
|Dimensions||W-21 L-44 inches|
|Year Range from||1784.0|
|Year Range to||1837.0|
18th century AD
19th century AD
|Exhibition and Publication History||
* "Director’s Choice: Highlights of the Godwin-Ternbach Collection, Part II: Renaissance to Modern Art. " G-TM, 10/10-12/20/02. A. Winter, Curator.
"The Light of Infinite Wisdom. Asian Art from the Godwin-Ternbach Museum and Other Collections," 10/15 - 12/20/2003, A. Winter and Xiaoping Lin, Curators.