"Art is a lie that tells the truth" -- Pablo Picasso
Lovely all, but I prefer the "less is more" style of Chinese painting, as in the top picture and the three horizontal panels.
Mimi,The Japanese agree with you. Ma Yuan and Xia Gui had a huge influence on Japanese painting, and the Japanese loved collecting their work.
They also loved the work of the Emperor Huizong as well, as you can see. The painting is as carefully composed as the Japanese flower arrangements inspired by the emperor's work.
Counterlight, of course the Japanese agree with me, because I'm right.
I love themIT
The top ones are so MIND-BOGGLINGLY OLD, for their level of sophistication! [When you think how cartoon-y Western art, like the Bayeaux tapestries, were at the same time. To each their own, of course...]
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