After the Madness: The Secular Life, Art and Imitation of Bada Shanren (1626-1705)

February 15, 2003 – July 27, 2003

Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
1050 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC

Sublevel 1 Floor Plan

One of China's renowned painters and calligraphers of the early Qing dynasty, Bada Shanren's (1626-1705) art work was frequently imitated. This exhibition includes 15 works created by the artist, together with 4 later forgeries, and 2 paintings by 20th-century followers. Issues of connoisseurship, copying, and fakery are discussed.