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Zhi Ren 志仁.

Zhi Ren's semicursive style displays a very nice sense of balance between the characters. The overall effect is one of harmony even though some of the characters have their vertical and diagonal strokes written in an exaggeratedly long fashion.

zhiren_maplebridge (54K) Creator.Personal Name: 志仁.
Creator.Personal Name: Zhi Ren.
Creator.Role: calligrapher.
Title: [Zhang Ji's Poem: Maple Bridge]
Description: hanging scroll; ink on paper (semicusive script); inscribed and signed by the artist; three artist's seals.
Date.Creation: 1990.
Type: Calligraphy—Chinese—1990.
Type: Scroll (Visual work)—Chinese.
Style.Period: Contemporary.
Culture: Chinese.
Material.Medium: ink.
Material.Support: paper.
Measurements: 27 x 54 in.
Location.Current Repository: private collection, C. J. Campbell (Chicago, Ill.)
Rights: C. J. Campbell.
Record Type: work.
Translation of Zhang Ji's poem:

While I watch the moon go down, a crow caws through the frost;
Under the shadows of maple-trees a fisherman moves with his torch;
And I hear, from beyond Suzhou, from the temple on Cold Mountain,
Ringing for me, here in my boat, the midnight bell.
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