Travellers in the mountains

Su Renshanc. 1850

Hong Kong Museum of Art

Hong Kong Museum of Art
Hong Kong , Hong Kong

"Travellers in the Mountains" is representative of his meticulous style featuring no colouring and showing a close relationship with the style of woodblock prints. In later years, Su also developed a spontaneous style, in addition to painting more meticulous representations.


  • Title: Travellers in the mountains
  • Creator: Su Renshan
  • Creator Lifespan: 1814 - c. 1850
  • Creator Nationality: Chinese
  • Creator Gender: Male
  • Creator Birth Place: Shunde, Foshan, Guangdong province, China
  • Date: c. 1850
  • Theme: Landscape
  • Physical Dimensions: w60 x h125 cm
  • About the Artist: Although praised by some modern art historians as "the genius of painting through the ages", Su Renshan was not welcomed by his clansmen due to his eccentric personality. Yet such a personality also shaped his artistic style. He began his career by meticulously studying the woodblock-printed painting manuals because in his circumstances it was difficult to gain access to genuine works.
  • Type: Ink on paper
  • Rights: Hong Kong Museum of Art

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