Current Location:
Zumberge Administration (JHZ) -> 3rd Floor (JHZ)
Location Notes:
JHZ; 3rd Floor; Suite 3090; Left of Room 3123

Spring of Chinese Water Town

Xing Xin
GVSU Collection
Ink on Paper
Artworks - Height: 15.25 in Width: 15.25 in
Painting of Chinese town on water. Trees on the bottom right. Water on the left side with a bridge and a boat. Birds flying over houses near the top center. Chop mark near center of right edge.
Historical Context:
Ancient and historic Chinese water towns are known for their idealistic landscapes of bridges, rivers and canals. Many cities in China are even nicknamed “Venice of the East” for not only their beautiful water scenes but their accessibility to water trade routes, making them perfect shopping destinations. Beyond the physical use of the waterways, these water towns in Chinese represent also an atmosphere of balance between nature and its residents. The very essence of Zen and harmony is captured in these water color images of this water town during the many phases of the four seasons.