Sources

Sources

This course is based on excerpts from Zen Art for Meditation, by Stewart W. Holmes and Chimyo Horioka (Tuttle Publishing, 1978).

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Illustrations

Introduction

"Landscape with Flock of Flying Birds," anonymous, 12th century (Museum of Fine Arts, Boston)

Lesson 1

"Man on Water Buffalo Returning from a Village Feast," attributed to Li T'ang, 12th century (Museum of Fine Arts, Boston)

"Bare Willows and Distant Mountains," Ma Yuan, 12-13th centuries
(Museum of Fine Arts, Boston)

Lesson 2
"The Four Sleepers," Mokuan, 14th century (Maeda Ikutoku-kai, Tokyo)

"Bamboo and Sparrow," Kao, 14th century (Yamato Bunka Museum, Nara)

Lesson 3
"Shrike," Niten (Miyamoto Musashi), 17th century (Sotaro Kubo collection, Izumi)

"Landscape: Houses on a Lake," attributed to Shubun, 16th century (Museum of Fine Arts, Boston)

Lesson 4


"Hotei," Mokuan, 14th century (Hakone Museum)

"Bird Flying over Abyss," Liang K'ai, 13th century (Hakone Museum)

Lesson 5

"A Fish," anonymous, ca. 14th century (Museum of Fine Arts, Boston)

"Hunting Heron," Ryosen, 14th century
(Nagachika Asano collection, Tokyo)


Lesson 6

"Patriarch Hui-neng Tearing a Sutra Scroll," Liang K'ai, 13th century (Takaharu Mitsui collection, Tokyo)

"Monkey Reaching for the Moon," Tohaku, 16th-17th centuries (Ryusen-an collection, Hanazono Myoshin-ji, Kyoto)

"Three Sages Laughing on Rozan Bridge," Shohaku, 18th century (Museum of Fine Arts, Boston)

Lesson 7

"Nine Dragons Scroll" (detail, part V), Ch'en Jung, 13th century (Museum of Fine Arts, Boston)

"Li Po," Liang K'ai, 13th century (Tokyo National Museum)

Lesson 8

"Bodhidharma," Kei Shoki, 15th century (Nanzen-ji collection, Kyoto)

"Landscape with Figures Going up a Hill," Kei Shoki, 15th century (Museum of Fine Arts, Boston)