NoWayThere

No Way There

“I have no idea how I’m going to get over there!”

A painting by Lu Kesi based on a black and white illustration in the Ming dynasty Mustard Seed Garden Manual of Painting.

In so many early Chinese landscape paintings you can see one or more figures and somewhere some buildings, but no clear way for the people to get there from where they are.

  • Material: Chinese ink and color on paper
  • Size:
  • Date: November 2016
  • Inscription: “I have no idea how I’m going to get over there!” — From a sketch in the Mustard Seed Garden Manual of painting. Lu Kesi November 2016.
  • Seal: Lu (lower left), Pine Heart (upper right under signature)

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