Dancing and singing (also known as “peasants returning from work”)
Ma Yuan (China, ca.1160-1225)
Ink and color on silk, 192.5 × 111 cm
Born in what is now the city of Hangzhou, Ma Yuan (ca.1160-1225) is not only the great master of Southern Song painting, but for the quality of his drawing and the variety of his compositions he should also be placed at the pinnacle of Chinese painting from any era.
Coniferous Forest. Sunny Day by Ivan Shishkin 1895 The State Russian Museum, St Petersburg, Russia
Art by Harry Holcroft