A very delicate painting I discovered and pretty much how I see the world except for me it is a clear lake, there are plants and living things in it and various wonders at various depths. Happy Thursday and Happy Memorial Day!
Poet strolling by a marshy bank. Artist:Liang Kai, Southern Song dynasty (1127–1279), ink on silk
Imagine this very delicate piece, a kinda of a gentle sack almost - has outlived all the rulers of the world and all of their castles. People from all walks of life stroll by it and observe it and this simple act gives people joy and power on the inside. One of the themes I often emphasize is that ideal objects, like paintings, poetry, great books, have the power to transform our rational and predictable world. It is an illusion that positions of power and objects of power have power, it is ideal objects, delicate things of delicate stature and subtle meanings that carry the longest and greatest punches to the mind.
南宋 梁楷 澤畔行吟圖 團扇 Poet strolling by a marshy bank
- Liang Kai (Chinese, active early 13th century)
- Southern Song dynasty (1127–1279)
- early 13th century
- Fan mounted as an album leaf; ink on silk
- Image: 9 x 9 9/16 in. (22.9 x 24.3 cm)
- Credit Line:
- Bequest of John M. Crawford Jr., 1988
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