Painting in National Palace Museum, Ming dynasty part2
Welcome to the National Palace Museum's collection of paintings from the Ming dynasty! Here, you can explore some of the most beautiful and intricate works of art from this period. We have a variety of different paintings on display here, including T'ao Ku Presenting a Lyric to Ch'in Jo-lan, Spring Dawn in the Han Palace, Flowers and Bamboo, Shady Trees in a Summer Landscape, Ducks Sleeping on a Lotus Bank, After the Line "Idly Watching Children Catch Willow Flowers", Returning Late from a Spring Outing, Plum Blossoms and Wild Bird and Enjoying Antiquities. These are all masterpieces that will provide you with an insight into Chinese culture during this time period. Come take a look at these incredible works of art today!
1. T'ao Ku Presenting a Lyric to Ch'in Jo-lan
T'ang Yin was a painter who studied under Chou Ch'en and copied the works of Sung masters. He had a talent for painting and was able to create a distinct personal style.
2. Spring Dawn in the Han Palace
Ch'iu Ying was born in T'ai-ts'ang, China. He later moved to Soochow to study painting under Chou Ch'en. He eventually became successful in his craft, to the point where his copies were indistinguishable from originals.
3. Flowers and Bamboo
Hsu Wei was a painter from Shan-ying, China. He was good at painting landscapes, figures, flowers, insects, bamboo, and stones. He was also good at calligraphy, poetry, and prose. He attempted suicide several times. He is one of the most eccentric figures in Chinese art history.
4. Shady Trees in a Summer Landscape
Tung Ch'i-ch'ang was a Chinese artist and art theorist who lived in the late Ming period. He was born in Hua-t'ing, near Shanghai, and became a civil service degree candidate in 1588.
5. Ducks Sleeping on a Lotus Bank
The painting "Four Geese on a Sand Bar" by Lu Chi is of four geese on a sand bar. Some people question the painting because the brushwork is not as strong as in other paintings by Lu Chi.
6. After the Line "Idly Watching Children Catch Willow Flowers"
Chou Ch'en, also known as Shun-ch'ing, was a Chinese painter who was born in Wu-chun in the modern day city of Soochow, Kiangsu.
7. Returning Late from a Spring Outing
Tai Chin was a painter who was born in Ch'ien-t'ang (modern Hangchow). He is said to have studied under local artists as a youth, and specialized in landscapes and figures. During the Hsuan-te reign (1426-1435), he was recommended for service at
8. Plum Blossoms and Wild Bird
Ch'en Hung-shou was a painter and calligrapher who lived during the Ming and Ch'ing dynasties. He was known for his paintings of figures, but he was also skilled at painting birds and flowers, landscapes, and grasses and insects.
9. Enjoying Antiquities
Tu Chin was a native of Tan-t'u, but later resided in Nanking. His style name was Chu-nan and his sobriquets were Ch'eng-chu and Ku-k'uang.