Landscapes



The single largest category of paintings in the Chu-Griffis collection is landscapes. They come in a wide variety of styles. Some feature mountains and gorges, others fields and forests. Most highlight the natural world, while some depict village life from afar. Most are in the literati style, while some have clearly been influenced by trends in Western art from the mid-twentieth century. Paintings that seek to cover the depth and breadth of landscape styles are on exhibit in the Charles Chu Asian Art Reading Room this winter.