Tao Yuanming has inspired not only generations of poets, but also painters and other artists.
Tao Yuanming statue in his hometown Jiujiang
From the book "Wan hsiao tang-Chu chuang -Hua chuan"（晩笑堂竹荘畫傳）, published in 1921（民国十年）.
Master Jingjie, hanging scroll, ink on paper, 106.8 x 32.5 cm. Located at the Palace Museum, Beijing. Jing Jie is the posthumous name for Tao Qian, the poet from the Jin Dynasty. The text at the top is from the Ci style poem 歸去來兮.
Portrait of Tao Qian by Chen Hongshou (1599-1652)
A Song Dynasty painting on silk portraying Tao's return to seclusion in the mountains, early 12th century. Li Peng (c. 1060-1110) inscribed a poem on this handscroll entitled Returning Home in honor of Tao Qian, otherwise known as Tao Yuanming.
A bamboo brush holder or holder of poems on scrolls, created by Zhang Xihuang in the 17th century, late Ming or early Qing Dynasty. In fanciful Chinese calligraphy in Zhang's style, the poem Returning to My Farm in the Field by the 4th century poet Tao Yuanming is incised on this cylindrical bamboo holder.
The Three Laughers of Tiger Ravine, Soga Shohaku (1730-1781). Depicts Huiyuan (Chinese 慧遠; Hui-Yuan, Hui-Yüan in Mandarin or Fi-Yon in Gan) (334–416 AD); Tao Qian (simplified Chinese: 陶潜; traditional Chinese: 陶潛; pinyin: Táo Qián; Wade–Giles: T'ao Ch'ien) (365–427); and Lu Xiujing (chin. 陸修靜, W.-G. Liu Hsiu-ching; born 406; died 477).
Song Dynasty painting in the Litang style illustrating the theme "Confucianism, Taoism and Buddhism are one". Depicts Taoist Lu Xiujing (left), official Tao Yuanming (right) and Buddhist monk Huiyuan (center, founder of Pure Land) by the Tiger stream. The stream borders a zone infested by tigers that they just crossed without fear, engrossed as they were in their discussion. Realising what they just did, they laugh together, hence the name of the picture,Three laughing men by the Tiger stream.
"The Tale of the Peach-Blossom Land" inside of the Long Corridor on the
A section of Peach Blossom Spring, painting by Qiu Ying
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