Current Location:
Cook-DeVos Center for Health Sciences -> 2nd Floor (CHS)
Location Notes:
CHS; 2nd fl., Library rm. 290

Wind, Mountain, Water and Cloud

Artwork
Identifier:
2002.414.1b
Artist:
Peimin Ni
Credit:
GVSU Collection
Medium:
Ink on Paper
Date:
circa 2000
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 21.5 in Width: 27 in
Note: each (4 total)
Description:
four Chinese symbols in black ink on a brown background. (mountain)
Historical Context:
"To attain knowledge add something every day, to attain wisdom remove something every day." This ancient Chinese proverb illustrates the value that the Chinese culture places on nothingness. In Chinese art, the space in a picture is as important as the painted area; and in meditation and martial arts, an empty mind is viewed as the ultimate attainment. This is really just a logical application of the theory of yin and yang. The yin side (emptiness and nothingness) is just as important as the yang side (movement and action). Those following the Taoist path are advised to empty out their minds until nothing remains.

Getty Art and Architecture Thesaurus Term:
pen-and-wash drawings