Shitao, Returning Home

This is a guy who’s asking the question, “Who am I, and what am I supposed to do with my life?”

Shitao (Zhu Ruoji), Returning Home, Qing dynasty, c. 1695, album of twelve paintings; ink and color on paper, China, each leaf with painting: 21.1 × 13.5 cm (The Metropolitan Museum of Art) Video from The Met

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