11/22/2013 07:23 pm ET Updated Jan 25, 2014

82nd & Fifth: DREAM LOGIC with Joseph Scheier-Dolberg (VIDEO)

Shitao was a monk for some forty years; he then went on to seek fame and fortune as a painter in Beijing. "This is a guy who's asking the question, 'Who am I, and what am I supposed to do with my life?'" says curator Joseph Scheier-Dolberg.

Scroll through his Qing dynasty album, "Returning Home," to see the paintings in order.