At the beginning of autumn, literati of all dynasties could not help expressing some thoughts and feelings. Wang Wei wrote “after the empty mountains and new rain, the weather is late for autumn. The bright moon shines among the pine trees, and the clear springs flow up the stone.” Bo Xi wood leaves”, Du Mu wrote “Parking and sitting in love with maple forest late, frost leaves red in February flowers”, Liu Yuxi wrote “since ancient times, autumn is sad and lonely, I say autumn is better than spring”, Xu Zhimo also wrote “this Autumn rain’s whispers, Sanqiu’s love thoughts and love stories, and the plot of love poems also fall into the autumn halo of autumn water and autumn waves, turning a whirlpool and half, and following the autumn flow.”
Someone will There is a sense of sadness that “the autumn wind is bleak and the weather is cool, and the grass and trees are shaken and dew into frost”, and some people have the optimistic spirit of “autumn is the second spring, and every leaf is a flower”.
Late autumn has a taste of life, golden, full, eternal, accompanied by the ancient wind and people who travel far, as if it will never wither, smell it , see, like a long-lost good tea, aroused our other imagination.
This autumn, we might as well enjoy the sentimental taste of Chinese painting together!
Famous Chinese Paintings
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Ma Yuan’s “Picture of a Cup Under the Moon” in the Southern Song Dynasty
The painting in “The Picture of a Cup Under the Moon” is On the beautiful night of the 15th Mid-Autumn Festival, a full moon hangs high in the sky, and the sky and the earth are so bright. Under the beautiful moonlight of “thinking about relatives every festive season”, it coincides with the festive visit of a friend who has not seen for many years in the distance, which adds great spiritual joy to the host’s home who was just seeing things and thinks about friends. There is a verse that says: “To have a good friend is like the opposite of the moon, and to read a wonderful book is better than viewing flowers”, which seems to be exactly this artistic conception.
The host on the screen is light and elegant, with a face like a spring breeze and a cup in his hand to welcome friends, he seems so intimate and happy. There are four servants next to him, one waiting to be called, one serving fruit, and the other serving wine, looking back at the other half-hidden text boy who served the piano on the steps. Although the whole picture only depicts six masters and servants, it contains different styles of brush and ink, which is quite vivid and interesting. The empty mountain forest under the moon is so elegant and quiet, but in the moonlight, it still can’t stop the happy hour and the wine.
Yuan Ni Zan “Autumn Pavilion and Trees”
“Autumn Pavilion and Trees” was made by Yunlin in his later years. The pen is slightly hard and squarely folded, which obviously contains the will of Jing and Guan. The painting depicts Akiyama Kashu and a solitary pavilion in the sand moraine. The rocks are chapped with folding belts, and the moss is dotted with the horizontal pen. The tree is drawn in a loose state, and the brushwork is concise and concise. The style is innocent and desolate, and the artistic conception is desolate and cold, reflecting the author’s old and indifferent feelings.
“Three-segment composition of one water and two banks”, Ni Zan’s original composition method developed Chinese literati painting to an unprecedented perfect form. The painting depicts Akiyama Kashu and a solitary pavilion in the sand moraine. Just looking at the artistic conception makes people feel chilly, the weather is cool and autumn!
Wang Meng’s painting is the autumn in the south of the Yangtze River, with a touch of delicacy and moisture in the water. The mountains and rivers are high, the lush trees are light, and the thatched cottage at the foot of the mountain is close to the water. Poetry and painting are more intense, like the owner who lives here, writing poems and paintings, listening to birdsong, sightseeing autumn colors, and feeling at ease!
Yuan Zhao Mengfu’s “Autumn Colors of Magpies and Flowers”
Zhao Mengfu’s “Autumn Colors of Magpies and Flowers” painting should be the autumn in the north. It is the pursuit of a clear, beautiful and simple style, expressing a sense of indifference and plainness, and is very interesting in writing and ink. Ming Dong Qichang commented on this painting, saying: “It also has two painting methods of Youcheng and Beiyuan.”
This scroll is a painting of famous mountains and flowers in Qizhou (now Jinan, Shandong). In the autumn scenery of Magpie Mountain, there are Pingchuan Zhouzhu, mangrove reeds, fishing boats, and houses looming. In the shade of greenery, two mountains are protruding, and the mountains are steep and facing each other far away. The author uses freehand brushwork to paint mountains, rocks and trees, which removes the habit of fine, dense and shriveled, and uses Dong Yuan’s brushwork. The hills are drawn with fine and soft chapped lines to draw the concave and convex levels of the mountains, and then they are dyed with light colors and ink to make them look moist and mellow.
Ming Lanying “Red Leaves and Autumn Birds”
The few sparse leaves on the branches remind people that there may be large leaves on the ground, and the autumn is getting stronger.
Ming Lanying’s “Autumn Trees”
Lan Ying likes to draw autumn The scenery is beautiful, the picture is natural, and the heart is directly expressed. WuTong Qiuyu always makes people feel the coolness of autumn. But his writing and writing are smooth, which makes people feel that the autumn is not so cold and lonely, but there is a kind of fun and vitality.
Qing Dong Bangda’s “Autumn Moon in Pinghu, Eight Views of West Lake”
The autumn moon in Pinghu has a profound artistic conception. This kind of autumn may only be seen in the West Lake. Only the ancients have such a way of expression. It is like a poem, which makes people fascinated and dreamy.
Qing Yunbing “Putang Autumn Beauty”
Lotus, yes The most common aquatic plants in the south are recited in poems by literati and writers of all dynasties and painted in shapes. With a realistic approach, the author successfully depicts the beautiful autumn scenery in Putang: the green algae are dotted on the clear water, and the green lotus is flourishing.
Under the background of lotus leaves, lotus flowers show their natural beauty in three life forms: bud, first bloom and full bloom. The whole painting uses the boneless method imitating Yun Nantian’s brushwork. The lotus flower tip is dyed with pink, and then quickly smeared with water. The color is rich in layers, and the shades are too natural. It truly shows the light and elegant beauty of the petals and the lotus flower is “unstained out of the silt, clear and not demonic”. of inner charm.
Qing Zhao Zhiqian’s “Autumn Colors on the Branches”
The autumn colors on the branches, Subtle fragrance. After the fragrance of June, the branches are still fragrant, precipitating the beauty of summer.
Qing Dynasty and Wu Li “Sunset and Autumn Shadows”
The rolling hills in the painting , The tall trees form a forest, the grass pavilion is near the water, and there is a shadow of Ni Zan. Some people say that this painting is an imitation of Ni Zan’s painting, but its brush and ink are skillful and steady, and it has a solid foundation. The scene of autumn is vivid on the paper, making the viewers hesitant.