Chinese painting covers broad categories like traditional, contemporary and abstract. It represents both the traditional forms created and beloved for centuries as well as more contemporary expressions based in the traditional ways but highly influenced by 21st century life.
Tranquil village life 巒壑清居圖
Early spring boat travel 舟行春早
This painting, as the title indicated, depicts the scenery in the early spring.
The brief and rather hard strokes emphasize the early spring atmosphere in which everything seems just in the waking state, shows a momentum of “moving”.
The pale bluish color reflects that the snow has not totally melted and the spring wind is still a bit cold.