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卜算子詠梅 - 陆游 - Ode to the Plum Blossom by Lu You

Ink on Rice Paper
138 x 69cm

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Lim Tze Peng writes the characters of 卜算子詠梅 or Ode to the Plum Blossom by Lu You (1125-1210) - a famous Song Dynasty poet and government official. The poem reads: 驿外断桥边,寂寞开无主。已是黄昏独自愁,更著风和雨. 无意苦争春,一任群芳妒。零落成泥碾作尘,只有香如故。 It translates to: Near the broken bridge outside the fortress I go, lonely and disoriented. It is already dusk and I am alone and anxious, more so when the wind and rain start to blow. I do not mean to fight for Spring, I would rather be alone and envied by the crowd. I will fall, become earth, be crushed to dust. My glory will be the same as before. The poem addresses the loneliness of the Plum Blossom which thrives in winter when other plants fail and is a symbol of resilience and perseverance in Chinese culture. In the same vein, the poet Lu You felt gloomy and disappointed with his corrupt fellow officials. He would rather forge a path on his own and be envied and excluded by the others, remaining steadfast to his beliefs.

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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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