Definitions

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  • n. A traditional Asian scroll that unfolds horizontally so that the reader can view one section at a time while holding it in the hands.

Etymologies

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hand +‎ scroll

Examples

  • American-born and -bred Arnold Chang selected an American work, Jackson Pollock's "Number 10," insisting that it be displayed flat like a handscroll.

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  • The film “is influenced by Surrealism and Art Nouveau both visually and thematically, and the horizontal camera movement is used to simulate Chinese painting handscroll format emakimono.”

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  • He is depicted by the painter Qian Xuan, another connoisseur of reclusion, in a 13th-century handscroll at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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  • A set of 12 gold-leafed screen panels and an early 18th-century handscroll both depict troupes of Kabuki performers parading, preparing and performing.

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  • One of the dragons from The Nine Dragons handscroll , painted by the Song Dynasty Chinese artist Chen Rong in the year 1244.

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  • There are no smoking ruins among the bamboo groves in a 17th-century handscroll painting, no anguished cries emerging from columns of calligraphic script.

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  • The painter of the bamboo handscroll, Gui Changshi, gave himself over to inconsolable regret at his early diffidence toward imperial service, and he wasted away.

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  • - Scrub: autoseek during playback regardless of middle-mouse-button handscroll preference

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  • "Man Riding a Horse" (1296), a Yuan dynasty handscroll by Zhao Mengfu, in "The World of

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