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Title: Shirley's Art 957 -Integrated Art 103: Song Mudan - Ode to the Tree Peonies - Shirley's Assignment 357 at Chinese National Academy of Arts - Jan 11,2015
Artist: Shirley Yiping Zhang
Size: 97.00cm x 180.00cm( 39.59 inches x 70.86inches)
Completed Time: Jan 11, 2015
Remarks:
Listen to Shirley Singing the Poem in Chinese
Listen to Shirley Singing the Poem in English
Listen to Shirley Singing the Poem in Chinese & in English
Listen to Shirley Singing the Poem in English & China

Listen to Shirley Explaining the Poem & Follow Me to Read It
Follow Shirley to Read the New Words & the Poem

Learn the Meaning of the Poem

See Shirley Created Paintings for the Poem in Beijing Jan 8,2015

This is my 100th Combined Paintingthat I have created / painted for Chinese Classical Poetry, and my 953rd painting since 2003 ; my 355th assignment at Chinese National Academy of Arts.

One of my former classmates - Mrs. Daihui took away the original painting that I had created for the poem below on Dec 25, 2014, I re-painted this one Jan 5- Jan 8, 2015.

The Main Meaning of the Poem and the Lyrics of the Song in English:

Peonies in the front yard are pretty but have no character;
Lotuses in the pool are clean but have little sentiment.
Tree peonies are the only true national beauty;
They move the whole of the capital during their blossoming season.

Original Poem, Lyrics of the Song in Chinese and Pronunciations:

庭前芍药妖无格 -- Ting qian shaoyao Yao Wu ge,
池上芙蕖净少情 -- Chi shang fu qu jing shao qing。
唯有牡丹真国色 -- Wei you mudan zhen guo se,
花开时节动京城 -- Hua kai shijie dong jingcheng。

Now I have not created a piece of music for it yet and I have not written the article for it yet. But, I will do it as soon as I come back home since our winter vacation will be started in 4 days.

How do you think of this single picture? Do you enjoy it?


If you have any questions, comments and suggestions, please write to shirley@ebridge.cn . You are welcome to publish your opinions in Message Board as well.

Shirley Yiping Zhang

Jan 11, 2015