The Poem “Seeing Meng Haoran Off to Guangling at Yellow Crane Tower” by Li Bai
朱乃正 Zhu Naizheng
Cursive Script on Fan, Ink on Paper, Folded and Framed in a Box
33 x 94 cm / 13 x 37 in
The Poem “Seeing Meng Haoran Off to Guangling at Yellow Crane Tower” by Li Bai, in Cursive Script on Fans
Zhu Naizheng was born in Zhejiang and was educated in Beijing. And after his cultivation and training for over 20 years in Qinghai, elegance and unconstraint blends into an ingenious blend in his works, which made him unique.
Zhu Naizheng was known for his oil paintings, but he also had profound attainments in poetry, seal cutting, and calligraphy, especially in cursive script. This artwork is in the form of a fan, which is framed in an album and placed in a cyan silk box. The poem written on it was a famous poem by Li Bai. Li Bai expressed his emotion through describing the scenery, in which he presented the viewers with a picture with bright colors and an open artistic conception. The brushwork is smooth and free, which perfectly fits the conception and flow of the poem.
It’s been a long time since Zheng Shengtian and Zhu Naizheng knew each other. In 1998, they once enjoyed a tour together around the Rocky Mountain in Canada. After that, Zhu made this calligraphic piece as a memento. Although the artist has passed away, his strong vitality is preserved forever within his artworks.