Alone in the Countryside

Title: Alone in the Countryside

Media: Chinese ink and watercolor on traditional hand-made hemp paper

Size: 11 x 17 in.

Date: 2019

Signed: Lu Kesi pinxit 2019 amici memoriam

Seals: Lu (upper right, below signature), Kesi (upper right, before inscription), mythical beast (lower right)



A color painting based on a black and white original by an unknown early Chinese artist. In the inscription is “amici memoriam” which is Latin for “in memory of an old friend” since I consider all the past artists of China as my friends. Inscribed: “He liked to imagine himself alone out in the countryside, somewhere away from the city, the crowds of people, and the noise.” The inscription is mine and not on the original.

With traditional Chinese paper backing.