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Lim Tze Peng
春望 - 杜甫 - Spring View by Du Fu (LP)

Ink on Rice Paper
183 x 97cm


Lim Tze Peng writes the lines 国破山河在,城春草木深 which is an extract from 《春望》or Spring View by Tang Dynasty poet Du Fu (803 - 852). The entire poem reads: 國破山河在, 城春草木深. 感時花濺淚, 恨別鳥驚心. 烽火連三月, 家書抵萬金. 白頭搔更短, 渾欲不勝簪. It translates to: The nation is broken, though mountains and rivers remain. In cities in the Spring, the grass and trees grow deep. Sensing the moment, flowers shed tears. Hating the separation, birds are fearful at heart. The beacons have burnt continuously for three months. A letter from home is worth ten-thousand pieces of gold. My white hair is even scarcer from continuous scratching and can barely hold a hairpin.

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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

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

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

    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 

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

    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

    Tze Peng,Singapore Art Museum, Singapore

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