Zen Mind, Zen Brush
Japanese ink painting from the Gitter-Yelen Collection
Extended until 24 September 2006
Asian Gallery, Ground Level

Zen Mind Zen Brush: Japanese ink paintings from the Gitter-Yelen collection

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Four Zen ink paintings


‘The true method is no method’
Zen master Sengai Gibon 1750-1837

Simple yet profound, spontaneous yet controlled, the art of Zen Buddhism communicates the vision of Zen masters and reveals the essence of Zen. Brimming with wit and humour and bristling with spiritual power, these intensely Japanese works of Zen ink painting and calligraphy, are immediately appealing. The exhibition, drawn from a remarkable US private collection includes works by the greatest Zen masters of the last three centuries, with subjects ranging from fierce-looking Zen patriarchs to minimal landscapes and from intense calligraphy to whimsical depictions of Zen conundrums.

$8 adult; $5 member/concession 


Images (left to right):
HAKUIN Ekaku (1685-1768), Zazen Hotei
HAKUIN Ekaku (1685-1768), Lotus pond Kannon
Ito JAKUCHU (1716-1800) painting, TANGAI Musen Jozen (1693-1764) inscription, Giant Daruma
Ito JAKUCHU (1716-1800) painting, ROSHU Ensho (c1769–1789) inscription, Kanzan and Jittoku
All works from the Gitter-Yelen collection


Principal sponsor: Optimal Fund ManagementVisAsia: Celebrating Asian art and culture

PricesAdult $8.00
Member/concession $5.00
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