View Once Daily

Title: View Once Daily

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

Size: 11 x 17 in.

Date: 2019

Signed: Lu Kesi pinxit 2019 in memoriam Li Tang

Seals: Lu Kesi (lower right beside signature); de yi (lower left)

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Inscribed: “View once daily before bedtime or four times a day every five days until symptoms disappear.”

A color painting based on a black and white original by the Song dynasty Chinese painter Li Tang (李唐 c. 1050-1130) as a way to learn from his style. Li Tang was famous for his “ax cut” texture strokes. This is one of a series of paintings called “New Antiques” on a traditional, but now hard to find, paper which resembles the look of antique paintings on weathered silk. The text is mine and was not on the original painting.

With traditional Chinese paper backing.