Ip Chit Hoo painted Four Seasons in blue and green 葉哲豪四季青綠山水四景

Source: Ip Chit Hoo painted Four Seasons in blue and green 葉哲豪四季青綠山水四景

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Blue green landscape (青綠山水) painting by Zhang Daquian

Panorama of Mount Lu (1981), ink and colour on silk, 1.79 x 9.95 m, National Palace Museum, Taipei
Panorama of Mount Lu (1981), ink and colour on silk, 1.79 x 9.95 m, National Palace Museum, Taipei

I wish to further illustrate Chinese blue green landscape painting (青綠山水) with a masterpiece by Zhang Daquian (張大千) (1899 – 1983). His ‘splashed ink’ technique (pomo) (撥墨) is world famous. Panorama of Mount Lu (1981) is a powerful impressionistic work combining traditional brushstrokes (t’sun 皴 of the rocks and detailed drawing of the pine trees) with blue and green pomo. This masterpiece bestows the readers an imaginary and mysterious mood.

Shan shui painting in blue and green by Mr IP Chit Hoo 葉哲豪老師的青綠山水卷

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Mr Ip Chit Hoo (葉哲豪老師) is my fine art teacher since 1960s .  Mr Ip generously and unreservedly passed on his vast knowledge of shan shui painting to me. He celebrated his 97th Birthday in Hong Kong three weeks ago.