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Back to Enigmas: The Art of Bada Shanren (1626-1705) at Smithsonian Freer and Sackler Galleries



Born a prince of the Ming imperial house, Bada Shanren lived a storied life, remaking himself as a Buddhist monk and later as a painter and calligrapher. Featured in this show are examples of his most daring and idiosyncratic works, demonstrating his unique visual vocabulary.


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