50. 秋登兰山寄张五 (唐. 孟浩然)
Lim Tze Peng
Abstract Calligraphy (糊涂字)
Chinese ink on rice paper
138 x 68 cm
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This poem by Tang poet Meng Haoran (孟浩然) was included in the famous manual “300 poems of Tang” (唐诗三百首), a collection of the top Tang Dynasty poems. In early Autumn, the poet went on a solo hike into the mountains. There, amidst the mix of clear white clouds, fresh mountain air and the melancholy of the mist, the poet expressed his thoughts for his good friend and wished they could meet up for wine on the next festival Chongyang (重阳), which fell on the 9th day of the 9th month in the lunar calendar.
Mr Lim uses his trademark Abstract Calligraphy (糊涂字) to present this 60-character poem. With the overlapping of characters, calligraphy becomes a pattern and pattern remains calligraphic. There is systematic rhythm within the seemingly chaotic strokes. Each time we view the artwork, we discover new elements. One can never get tired of appreciating this piece of art!