Title: Tiger

Artist: Chen Hai-shao

Timeframe: 20th Century

Medium: Scroll

Measurements: 49.5 x 25.5 in

Repository: Chu-Griffis Asian Art Collection, Shain Library, Connecticut College, New London, Donated by Shen Hui & Fang-yu Wang


This scroll shows a full painting of a tiger, on four legs with a ferocious expression on it’s face. Chen Hai-shao decided to use a bright orange color which makes this scroll stand out in the Chu-Griffith’s collection. Like many other paintings in this collection, the details are not consistent throughout the whole piece. The face of the tiger is extremely realistic, in contrast to the paws and body, which appear to be painted using less and larger strokes. the texture of the tiger’s fur is also very detailed. The background behind the tiger is taken up with gray paint and orange leaves.




Author: Caleb Hajian

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