Fantastic Brush

Twentieth-Century Chinese Ink Art from the Robert and Lisa Kessler Collection

Wu Guanzhong (吳冠中), Chinese, 1919–2010, Spring, 1989. Ink and colors on paper. 17 3/8 in x 27 in (44 x 68.5 cm). Lent to the Denver Art Museum by Robert and Lisa Kessler.

Zhang Daqian (張大千), Chinese, 1899–1983, Sound of the Waterfall, 1936. Ink and colors on paper. 55 1/8 in x 26 5/8 in (140 x 67.6 cm). Lent to the Denver Art Museum by Robert and Lisa Kessler.

Qi Baishi (齊白石), Chinese, 1864–1957, Mandarin Ducks in a Lotus Pond, date not known. Ink and colors on paper. 54 in x 13 3/4 in (137 x 35 cm). Lent to the Denver Art Museum by Robert and Lisa Kessler.

Xu Beihong (徐悲鴻), Chinese, 1895-1953, Lion and Snake, 1938. Ink and colors on paper. 36 1/2 in x 35 in (92.71 x 88.9 cm). Lent to the Denver Art Museum by Robert and Lisa Kessler.

Publications

Fantastic Brush: Twentieth-Century Chinese Ink Art from the Robert and Lisa Kessler Collection is accompanied by a fully illustrated catalog with essays by Professors Tianlong Jiao, Yang Wang, and Stephanie Su. This book richly examines the art of calligraphy, ink, and color painting on paper, which has a rich tradition dating back more than a thousand years in China.

The catalog and many others are available to purchase in the DAM's Shop or online.

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