24 mai 2009

A monumental 'Daoist paradise' ten-fold screen, 18th/19th century

A monumental 'Daoist paradise' ten-fold screen, 18th/19th century Ink and colour on silk, mounted as a ten-fold screen, finely painted with a Daoist paradise depicting the Eight Immortals and Shoulao, Li Tieguai and Liu Haichan, Laozi riding an ox and Wang Ziqiao on a crane, all directed toward Xi Wangmu seated on a throne surrounded by jade maidens, some bearing peaches, melons and ruyi sceptres, on a large terrace, with numerous other Immortals and attendants riding on birds and dragons and approaching the central... [Lire la suite]