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A Probe into and Clarification of Doubts about the ＂Peacock with Bamboo Stone Painting＂ of Bada Shanren
|Keywords:||八大山人 ; 朱耷 ; 花鳥畫 ; 〈孔雀竹石圖〉 ; 宋犖 |
Bada Shanren ; Zhu Da ; Bird-and-Flower Paintings ; ＂Peacock with Bamboo Stone Painting＂ ; Song Luo
|Issue Date:||2020-10-12 09:55:41 (UTC+8)|
Bada Shanren (1626-1705), was a painter and calligrapher of the late Ming and early Qing dynasties, and also one of the ＂Four Great Monk Painters＂ of the early Qing dynasty. He was an aristocrat of royal descent from the Ming dynasty, therefore remained a staunch Ming loyalist throughout his life after the fall of Ming. The styled cursive vertical writing of his pseudonym Bada Shanren looks like the characters for laugh (笑) and cry (哭). By signing his artworks with the pseudonym, he implied his sorrowful feelings for the fate of Ming imperial power and his home. Bada Shanren's bird-and-flower paintings often served as symbolic metaphors. One of the paintings finished in the 29th year of Emperor Kangxi was his most obscure painting, ＂Peacock with Bamboo Stone Painting.＂ Researchers have vastly different interpretations of this painting, as such, it warrants further research. This paper intends to explore the meaning intended by the metaphors as implied by the painting's imageries in terms of cultural symbols, as well as to probe into the spatio-temporal background (people, things, time, place and objects associated to the painting). ＂Peacock with Bamboo Stone Painting＂ is usually recognized as one of Bada Shanren's few political satire paintings with an intention to ridicule Song Luo, who fell afoul of Bada Shanren. However, relevant historical documents about the relationship between Bada Shanren and Song Luo do not provide corroborating evidence to support this theory. Also, we can peer into his state of mind and the feelings as a Ming loyalist through deconstructing the painting. By reestablishing his central ideas and intentions in the creation of ＂Peacock with Bamboo Stone Painting,＂ we can have a more in-depth understanding of Bada Shanren who lived in a unique spatio-temporal environment three hundred years ago.
|Relation:||政大中文學報, 33, 179-207|
|Appears in Collections:||[政大中文學報 THCI Core] 期刊論文|
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