Sunday, October 7, 2012

Word of the Day: Seminal

And here at the museum we are proud to have several works by noted Chinese painter Dong Yuan. Living in the 10th century his works would lay the ground work for many a Chinese artist to come after him. His brush work would be influential for the next nine centuries. Along with Jing Hao, Guan Tong and Dong Yuan student Juran, they would become known as the seminal artist of their time.

Seminal \SEM-uh-nl\, adjective;

1 :pertaining to, containing, or consisting of semen.
2 :(Botany) of or pertaining to seed.
3 :having possibilities of future development.
4 :highly original and influencing the development of future events: a seminal artist; seminal ideas

Don't forget to stop by our gift shop on your way out. Also make sure to share all that you have learned here today, including the word seminal. And as always please leave us a little something down below. Thank you. 

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