Dec 14, 2010

Du Fu's Poem

Du Fu's Poem


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Aoyama Sanu 青山杉雨

(Japanese, 1912–1993)

Hanging scroll; ink on paper

Image: 161 x 38.5 cm (63 3/8 x 15 3/16 in.); Overall: 220 x 52 cm (86 5/8 x 20 1/2 in.)

Gift of Aoyama Keiji 2011.17.2



Aoyama Sanu was a calligrapher and a professor at Daito Bunka University who transformed the literati calligraphy of the Chinese Qing period. He expressed his admiration for the faithful spirit by transcribing in a running script the 6th-century poems of the Tang poet Du Fu. The hanging scroll on the right reads, "Inscription on the wall of monk Xuan Wu’s studio"; the hanging scroll on the left, "Staying at boat in Kui Zhou and not getting on the land because of the heavy rain."

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Japanese Art
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Gift of Aoyama Keiji

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