SOUTH AUSTRALIA – TAASA Review September 2014

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Elegant Pursuits ­ Art of the East Asian Scholar Until 7 December 2014 Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide Presents the cultivated environment of the scholar-artist filled with the implements for his aesthetic, moral and spiritual cultivation such as flowing calligraphy, austere ceramics used for tea, lacquerware and sculpture.

Essential to the scholar’s practice were the Four Treasures (brush, ink, inkstone and paper) which were believed to reveal his true character.

The dynamic qualities of the brush and ink pervade the display on screens and hanging scrolls...