Mountains and Lakes

This painting by Lu Kesi was created as an illustration for the book The Beyond Within: the Downtown Dao of Lan Su Chinese Garden by Daniel Skach-Mills.

  • Material: Chinese ink and color on Chinese single xuan paper
  • Date: 2017
  • Inscription: Do mountains and lakes have meaning? A detail from a hanging scroll by Hou Maogong of the Ming dynasty. Copied by Lu Kesi 2017.
  • Seal: Lu Kesi (upper right below inscription); It’s when you start using what you’ve learned from books that you wish you had read more books (lower right)

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