Linglang Mountain Hall, 1935

Hong Kong 2015
Liang Gallery
Chen Cheng-po Linglang Mountain Hall, 1935 In this painting, Chen used the brushwork manner of the Southern School (also known as literati painting), and applied both Eastern and Western painting techniques. “Linglang Mountain Hall” used to be a personal residence of a well-known Chiayi doctor, and was a place for regular gatherings and poetry readings by local scholars and literati. Chen Cheng-po was an often guest here – an important place for art-related events and happenings. Refined oil colors, energetic and vivid brush strokes are dominant in the painting. A bridge and forest green in the garden reveal a good taste of the garden owner.