[Dong QiChang] [Tung Chi-Chang]

Illustration of the Panguxu (part) Dong Qichang(1555~1636)

Ming Dynasty
Abe Collection
handscroll, light color on silk

This is a depiction of the Panguxu, written by the Tang Dynasty poet Han Yu. The entire poem is written after the landscape scene. In the poem, Li Yuan decides to return to his hometown of Pangu after failing to become a government official. Pangu is a suitable place to lead a secluded life and seek the ideal life of harmony with nature. That is precisely the world longed for by the literati.

Osaka Art Museum

Main Paintings