An Ho — a great gift, a great loss

Not long ago, I was telling a curator of Chinese art that the next time he was anywhere near New York state, he had to meet An Ho, who had trained with Pu Ru, one of the last scholar-artists of China.  This caught his attention -- but there was so much more to be said … Continue reading An Ho — a great gift, a great loss

One of many treats of Asia week

Such a delight to see works by one of my favorite painters, An Ho, alongside a painting (on the right) by her teacher Pu Ru, one the last scholar artists of China.  There is also a marvelous hanging scroll of a tiger that Pu Ru and An Ho painted together. China 2000 Fine Art is showing some of An Ho's … Continue reading One of many treats of Asia week

My Asia Week (brush)stroke of luck

Trekked to Sotheby's where, amid the Chinese paintings and calligraphy, one hanging scroll caught my eye.  My best guess is that the variety of line gives this lovely composition a particular energy that draws me to it.  That is certainly one of the things that kept me there, reveling in the alternating rhythms of line … Continue reading My Asia Week (brush)stroke of luck