Yellow Mountain: China’s Ever-Changing Landscape

Yellow Mountain (Mount Huang or Huangshan) is arguably one of the most beautiful mountains in China. For centuries artists have endeavored to capture the ever-changing appearance of the area. Their interpretations include seventeenth-century woodblock prints and mountainscapes created by monk-painters who either had traveled to or had lived in the wilderness surrounding Yellow Mountain during the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries. Paintings and prints of the mountain, whether done from nature or from memory by well-known and little-recognized artists, complete this look at the changing landscape of Huangshan.

“Yellow Mountain” is organized by the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery and has received support from John and Julia Curtis; Mr. and Mrs. Michael E. Feng; Shirley Z. Johnson and Charles Rumph; Constance Corcoran Miller; and Mr. H.C. Luce and Ms. Tina Liu.