Nature as Artist – Chinese Picture Stones

Friday, September 05, 2014

Gongshi and Picture stones represent a long history of natural artworks in China. Shaped by the forces of nature, the stones developed their unique forms, texture and color over hundreds and thousands of years. Gongshi stones have long been admired and contemplated by Chinese scholars. Picture stones are perhaps less known but no less impressive as they evoke feelings and sceneries depending on the eyes of the beholder...

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