“Under the peach forest with clouds and feathers, the wind falls to the west of Xingwu”, the scroll of “Peach Village Thatched Cottage” by Qiu Ying in the Ming Dynasty, colour on silk, depicting the scenery of the boy washing inkstone on the side of the stream after the cottage in the mountains Gaoling white clouds, groves of trees, deep artistic conception. The painting technique is meticulous and poetic. The whole painting is colour with big blue and green, gorgeous and deep, the emerald of melting stone green, the elegance of light ochre, and the colour of ink are all in one piece. This picture is one of the masterpieces of Qiu Ying’s green landscape painting……
Qiu Ying 仇英 … he was born in the year about 1494? – 1552 was a prominent Chinese painter who specialized in the gongbi brush technique……… Qiu Ying’s courtesy name was Shifu (实父), and his art name was Shizhou (十洲). He was born to a peasant family in Taicang and studied painting under Zhou Chen in Suzhou. Though Suzhou’s Wu School encouraged painting in ink washes, Qiu Ying also painted in the green-and-blue style. He painted with the support of wealthy patrons, creating images of flowers, gardens, religious subjects, and landscapes in the fashions of the Ming dynasty. He incorporated different techniques into his paintings, and acquired a few wealthy patrons. His talent and versatility allowed him to become regarded as one of the Four Masters of the Ming dynasty.
In this year’s 2020, the second decade from the turn of the century in Beijing the Capital of China also the People’s Republic of China, in which is also the year of the rat, marking its six hundred years anniversary of the Forbidden city that marks the transitional point of in between the middle of the Ming Dynasty (1368- 1644) transitionally from Nanjing to Beijing towards the Qing Dynasty (1636-1644-1911) …. The Imperial Palace seen so many countless seasonally transitional equinoxes but further its six hundred years is iconic, but it’s five hundred ninety nine years it marks it Autumn Equinox…. In which it only took twelve years to build the same of the Daming Palace of The Tang Dynasty Xian Imperial Capital only it was least twenty times larger..
Images and visuals are from Weibo- Forbidden City –Palace Museum- China –People’s Republic of China…..