Current Location:
Cook-DeVos Center for Health Sciences -> 1st Floor (CHS)
Location Notes:
CHS; 1st fl., West Hall, near rm. 135

Camels

Artwork
Identifier:
2002.304.1
Artist:
Dong Yanzi
Credit:
GVSU Collection
Medium:
Ink on Paper
Date:
2002
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 9 in Width: 9 in
Description:
A line of six camels walking in a line over a misty hill top with mountains filling the distant background.
Historical Context:
Since the 3rd Century CE, calligraphy has been considered a form of fine art in China. Not only does it require immense skill and fine judgement, but each image is regarded as an extension of the artist or writer. The Chinese painter uses essentially the same materials as the calligrapher, brush, ink, and silk or paper. Their images are often judged on the same criteria as calligraphy, focusing on the vitality and expressiveness of the brushstroke and rhythm of the overall composition.

Getty Art and Architecture Thesaurus Terms:
drawings
ink
works on paper