Evocations of Spring

I gasped with pleasure when I saw this detail of “Wang Xizhi Watching Geese” by Qian Xuan on the New York Times website this morning. Both the image and the title of this painting felt so evocative of spring. The geese suddenly seem to be everywhere and the trees are indicating their intention to bloom and I for one am in a very good mood!

This contemplative image appears in connection with an article about a new show at the Metropolitan Museum of Art entitled “Anatomy of a Masterpiece: How to Read Chinese Paintings.” The new show runs through August 10, 2008. I can't wait to see it.

The Times has another one of its fab slide-shows up, so check out more of Qian Xuan.

You can learn more about this exhibit on the Metropolitan Museum of Art website.


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