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 works by some of China's most renowned painters, 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 works are a testament to the skill and creativity of these artists, and they provide us with a unique insight into Chinese culture during this period. We hope you enjoy exploring these incredible artifacts!
1. T'ao Ku Presenting a Lyric to Ch'in Jo-lan
T'ang Yin was one of the Four Great Masters of the Ming. He learned from Chou Ch'en and copied the works of other artists, like Li Ch'eng, Fan K'uan, Ma Yüan, and Hsia Kuei.
2. Spring Dawn in the Han Palace
Ch'iu Ying came from a poor family. When he was old enough, he became an apprentice for a lacquer artisan. He learned how to paint from Chou Ch'en and became very successful at it. People couldn't tell if his paintings were copies or originals.
3. Flowers and Bamboo
Hsu Wei was a native of Shan-ying (modern Shao-hsing, Chekiang) and excelled in painting landscapes, figures, flowers and insects, and bamboo and stones.
4. Shady Trees in a Summer Landscape
Tung Ch'i-ch'ang was a famous painter from Hua-t'ing, near Shanghai. He was especially good at painting landscapes in the style of Tung Yuan and Chu-jan, two 10th-century painters.
5. Ducks Sleeping on a Lotus Bank
Lu Chi was a famous court painter in the Ming Dynasty. He was provided with a sinecure post in the Imperial Bodyguard. On a moonlit night in thick fog, four geese rest on a sand bar amidst lotuses and rushes.
6. After the Line "Idly Watching Children Catch Willow Flowers"
Chou Ch'en's student, Tung-ts'un, was a native of Wu-chun and studied landscape painting from Ch'en Hsien.
7. Returning Late from a Spring Outing
Tai Chin was a painter who was born in Ch'ien-t'ang (modern Hangchow). When he was young, he studied painting under local artists and became good at painting landscapes and figures. During the Hsuan-te reign (1426-1435), he was recommended to work
8. Plum Blossoms and Wild Bird
Ch'en Hung-shou was a Chinese artist who lived during the Ming and Ch'ing dynasties. He was known for his paintings and calligraphy.
9. Enjoying Antiquities
This work may have been two hanging scroll panels mounted as a standing screen. It represents the appreciation of antiquities and depicts the leisurely activities of zither, chess, calligraphy, and painting associated with literati. The style is elegant and straightforward, much in the tradition of the Southern Sung (1127-