Phyl G

Phyl G

Posted on 07/20/2013

Photo taken on February  6, 2010

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Misty Cliff with Flying Bird

Misty Cliff with Flying Bird
[Apologies for the date showing on the photos.]

[My photo of the blurb that goes with this fan is too blurry for me to read and reproduce here, sorry]

Quoting from the ROM blurb for the exhibit in general: "One of China's most intriguing painters, Gao Qipei, did not in fact use a brush but painted directly on paper or silk using his ink-dipped fingers and fingernails. This album of 12 fan paintings is one of Gao's most inspired and characteristic works. It harmoniously brings together painting, written inscriptions, and seal impressions (Gao hand carved most of the many seals he used). The album was painted in 1697/1698 when Gao worked as a government official in the city of Kunming, in the southwestern province of Yunnan. It was meant as a souvenir for a friend, Li Songke, when Gao left his post in Yunnan to return to the capital, Beijing. Li Songke was a wealthy salt merchant and a long-standing patron of Gao Qipei's work."