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Shaoshou Jiang, Ode to the Moon of Li Taï Po, vertical painting on paper
Shaoshou Jiang, Ode to the Moon of Li Taï Po, vertical painting on paper - Asian Works of Art Style Shaoshou Jiang, Ode to the Moon of Li Taï Po, vertical painting on paper -
Ref : 87404
3 500 €
Period :
20th century
Artist :
Shaoshou Jiang
Provenance :
China
Medium :
Paper
Dimensions :
l. 14.76 inch X H. 25.2 inch
Asian Works of Art  - Shaoshou Jiang, Ode to the Moon of Li Taï Po, vertical painting on paper
Alexandre Hougron

Asian Art


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Shaoshou Jiang, Ode to the Moon of Li Taï Po, vertical painting on paper

SHAOSHOU JIANG

The Ode to the Moon by the poet Li Taï Po, ink and polychromy on paper, scroll mounted painting, Chinese school of the 20th century,
This painting illustrates a famous poem by Li Po (701-761): "Drinking alone under the moon":

David Hinton's translation :
Among the blossoms, a single jar of wine.
No one else here, I ladle it out myself.
Raising my cup, I toast the bright moon,
and facing my shadow makes friends three,
though moon has never understood wine,
and shadow only trails along behind me.
Kindred a moment with moon and shadow,
I've found a joy that must infuse spring:
I sing, and moon rocks back and forth;
I dance, and shadow tumbles into pieces.
Sober, we're together and happy. Drunk,
we scatter away into our own directions:
intimates forever, we'll wander carefree
and meet again in Star River distance

Alexandre Hougron

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