The happiest ancient paintings and calligraphy in Chinese history record the sweet and touching love stories of people in ancient times

To talk about ancient love in Chinese history, calligraphy and traditional Chinese painting will tell you the truth.

"Mandarin Duck Secret Records", also known as "Feng Liu Jue Chang Tu", contains a total of 100 pictures (ninety-six extant), each picture is accompanied by a word, and it is about to be written in the fourth year of Kai tomorrow (AD 1624).  

Legend has it that after reading it, Emperor Qianlong felt that the book was indecent and listed it in the General Catalogue of Forbidden Books.  Since then, all dynasties have strictly banned it, 

and it has not been engraved again, only the original engraved version has been handed down.  Due to the many secrets of the owner, there are very few people who are fortunate enough to see it today.


Tang Yin (1470-1523), courtesy name Bohu, character Ziwei, number Liuru layman, master of Taohua Nunnery, Tang Sheng of Lu State, and immortal official who escaped from Chan  Born in the sun and Yin, hence the name Tang Yin.  He was from Wu County (now Suzhou, Jiangsu).


 Tang Bohu is cynical and talented, and his poetry and prose are good at fame. Together with Zhu Yunming, Wen Zhengming, and Xu Zhenqing, he is known as the "Four Talents in the South of the Yangtze River".  The picture shows Tang Bohu's calligraphy.











 Tang Bohu, who is known as "the most romantic genius in the south of the Yangtze River", is very good at painting erotic paintings.

 Tang Bohu painted well. It is said that because he often chatted with female friends and got a lot of inspiration from chatting, he was able to stand out in the artistic environment where Chinese painting techniques were extremely lacking at that time.

 Tang Bohu is good at landscapes, figures, flowers and birds. In his early years, he learned painting from Zhou Chen, and later learned from Li Tang and Liu Songnian, and made changes. 

The paintings are complex with mountains and mountains, and they are majestic and steep with a small axe. The brush and ink are delicate and the layout is clear  , the style is elegant and handsome.


 His figure paintings are mostly ladies and historical stories, following the traditions of the Tang Dynasty, with fine lines, bright and elegant colors, graceful postures, and accurate shapes.

 Flower and bird painting, better than ink and wash freehand brushwork, free and easy, elegant style.


In addition to painting, Tang Bohu also worked on calligraphy, following the style of Zhao Mengfu, his style of calligraphy is strange and handsome.


The poetic style is graceful and gorgeous, popular and smooth, improvisational, and winning with talent.  The content of poetry and prose is mostly to expose social contradictions and express injustice.  Has strong thinking.


Tang Bohu's contribution to calligraphy and painting is also manifested in other aspects, such as deepening the subject matter of literati paintings, promoting the all-round development of landscapes, 

figures, ladies, flowers and birds, and strengthening the self-expression awareness of literati paintings, all of which have had a profound impact on later generations. 

With a pen and a piece of paper, he recorded precious Chinese paintings and calligraphy!










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