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“Plum Wife and Crane Son” – an interesting subject matter in traditional Chinese painting

Thursday, August 9th, 2012

chines painting supplies Lin Bu is a real Taoist hermit and a talented poet in the Northern Song Dynasty (960-1127). He never got married all his life. He took plum blossom as his wife and considered cran his son. Except composing poems and paintings, he spent all his spare time planting plum trees and raising crans in Gu Shan (Solitary Hill), situated at the northwestern corner of the West Lake, Shangzhou.

Memium: sumi and watercolor on semi-sized Xuan rice paper with piston-filler waterbrush.
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