Landscape with trees and rocks

Luo Mu was from Ningdu, Jiangxi province, and lived mostly in the provincial capital Nanchang. He had a reputation for conviviality and his skill at poetry. The poem inscribed on this painting, however, is by the famous Tang (AD 618-907) poet, Du Fu (AD 712-770). The original poem, titled Inscribed on the Wall of the Chan Master Xuanwu’s Room, described and praised a mural that was probably painted by Gu Kaizhi (c. AD 344-405). It reads: ‘The red sun shines on the forest of stones, and the river flows towards the sea under the blue sky’.

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    Luo Mu was from Ningdu in Jiangxi and lived mostly in the provincial capital, Nanchang. He had a reputation for conviviality and for being good at composing poetry.

    In: Vainker, Shelagh, Chinese Paintings in the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford (Oxford: Ashmolean Museum, 2000)

Further reading

Vainker, Shelagh, Chinese Paintings in the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford (Oxford: Ashmolean Museum, 2000), no. 100 on p. 116, illus. p. 116 fig. 100

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