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Art Illustrating Guqin Melodies Listen to the recording from my SQMP CD 首頁
Illustration for Shanzhong Si Youren
(Amidst Mountains Thinking of a Friend)
山中思友人圖
 
  Watercolor by 王明明 Wang Mingming 1  
The left column says, "Ming (repeat sign) painted (it)", followed by a chop saying "Wang Mingming". The next column says, "In mountains thinking of friends" (or "a friend"). I found this painting ca. 2000 at a shop in 琉璃場 Liuli Chang, Beijing. I had told the shopkeeper I was looking for paintings with themes connected to qin melodies. As usual, I was told they didn't have any such paintings. I looked anyway and when I found this one I told the shopkeeper it was just the sort I was looking for, then asked whether it might be possible for the painter to add appropriate calligraphy. The shopkeeper said he could do even better: he then got out a calligraphy brush, prepared some ink, then added the title himself.

 
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1. 王明明 Wang Mingming
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