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淮上喜會梁川故人 - 韋應物 - A Pleasant Encounter with an Old Acquaintance from River Liang on River Huai by Wei Ying Wu

Ink on Rice Paper
140 x 70cm

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This poem by Tang poet Wei Yingwu is entitled <<淮上喜會梁川故人>> or A Pleasant Encounter with an Old Acquaintance from River Liang on River Huai. The full poem reads: 江汉曾为客,相逢每醉还。 浮云一别后,流水十年间。 欢笑情如旧,萧疏鬓已斑。 何因不归去,淮上有秋山。Translated, it means: When I was a traveller in the region of the Yangtze and River Han, we would come together and drink till our spirits soared before we would retire to bed. Since parting, we have been like floating clouds, or the water of a flowing river. Time flies and ten years have glided by since then. Today we gather again, it is much like the good old days, except for thinning hair and greying sides. Oh, why do you have to head north again? You leave me here on River Huai to face the mountains alone as autumn arrives.

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  • +Artist Bio

    Born in Singapore in 1921, Lim Tze Peng is one of Singapore’s most significant artists and a living legend. Renowned for his Chinese ink creations of post-independence Singapore, he also practices Chinese calligraphy. Alongside local and international exhibitions, his masterpieces are exhibited in prominent Singapore institutions and part of many prestigious collections. Lim has been bestowed several awards including the Special Prize at the Commonwealth Art Exhibition in England in 1977 and the prestigious Cultural Medallion in Singapore in 2003. In May 2012, he broke records with the sale of his works at a Christies auction in Hong Kong.
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  • +Exhibitions


    2012
    Black and White, Ode to Art Gallery, Singapore 
    Tze Peng in Bali, Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, Singapore 

    2010 
    My Kampong, My Home, Singapore Management University Gallery, Singapore 

    2009 
    Inroads:The Ink Journey of Lim Tze Peng, National Art Museum of China, Beijing, 
    China Inroads:The Ink Journey of Lim Tze Peng, Liu Haisu Art Museum, Shanghai, China 

    2008 
    Inaugural Exhibition, NTU Art and Heritage Gallery, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore 
    Inroads: Lim Tze Peng's New Ink Work, Art Retreat Museum, Singapore 

    2007
    Lim Tze Peng: Singapore River Memory, Cape of Good Hope Gallery, Singapore 2006 
    Tze Peng in Paris, Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, Singapore 
    Infinite Gestures-Recent Paintings by Lim Tze Peng, Singapore Tyler Print Institute,Singapore

    2003 
    Tze Peng,Singapore Art Museum, Singapore


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