Monday, April 16, 2012

I like this one too...



It's called "The Drunken Monk", which is fun on several levels, as noted in the last paragraph of the Times article...
Like the Ming painter Shitao, whose free brush Fu especially revered, Fu believed that liquor stirred the creative juices. “Often After Being Drunk” is the phrase on a personal seal that he frequently stamped on his paintings. More than one art historian believes that Fu drank himself to death. If so, it may have been just in time. He navigated more than his share of ideological challenges, but it seems unlikely that he would have survived those of the Cultural Revolution.
I bet the man never once went to the dentist.

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