Zhangjiajie (張家界), a city in the northwest of China’s Hunan (湖南) province, is home to the famous Wulingyuan (武陵源) Scenic Area. This expansive protected zone encompasses thousands of jagged quartzite sandstone columns, many of which rise over 200m, as well as caves filled with stalactites and stalagmites. Wulingyuan also encompasses forests, rivers, waterfalls and two large natural land bridges, and shelters endangered plant and animal species.

Mr Ip Chit Hoo (葉哲豪老師) painted 12 scenes of Zhangjiajie in 1989 (己巳), with three paintings for each of the four seasons. Each season has its own particular colours. The dimensions of each painting is 44.5 x 30 cm, ink and watercolour on paper.

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Album heading written by Professor Wong Wai Cheong 松盦 武陵勝覽十二圖册 己巳秋 (1989) 七月 黃維琩  子實 (朱紋方印) 八十后作 (朱紋方印)

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春日嵐霭
春日嵐靄
春山明麗
春山明麗
仙峰春色
仙峰春色
夏山煙霞
夏山煙霞
幽壑鳴泉
奇峰白雲
奇峰白雲
屈子狂吟圖
屈子狂吟圖
林壑高秋
林壑高秋
秋山晴翠
秋山晴翠
群峯雪霽
群峯雪霽
雪滿羣峰
雪滿羣峰
天書寶盒風雪圖
天書寶盒風雪圖

 

Acknowledgments :

I am most grateful for these 12 paintings by Mr Ip, giving me valuable lessons on how to capture natural scenic beauty onto rice paper.

Mr Ip is 97 years old and lives at home in Hong Kong in the loving care of his daughter, Maria.

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3 thoughts on “Mr Ip’s Album of Zhangjiajie Sketches 葉哲豪老師 武陵勝覽十二圖册 (張家界寫生集 )

  1. Thank you very much for letting me a glimpse into the broaden and profundity of your teacher’s masterpieces. The masterpieces are greatly marked by a feeling of peace and harmony with transcendent beauty and charming. Thanks kindly for the sharing.

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  2. Hi Patrick

    Thank you so much again for the post.

    There is so much to learn in Chinese painting. How do the capture the spirit and mood of the mountains…. how do you express the noumenal…. Mr. Ip’s album is a source of inspiration

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