This painting is based on a famous poem, which has been interpreted in famous works by Gai Qi and Fei Danxu of the Qing Dynasty about a male scholar playing Guzheng. Here, the artist shows a lady playing Guzheng, a novel interpretation within the realm bounded by the poem. This gives the painting a fresh and unique sensibility. To break away from convention with creativity requires courage, especially in the world of Chinese traditional painting.
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