Friday, January 21, 2011

new painting--See no evil, Hear no evil, Speak no evil























the painting had been half-finished for a while next to my table.
During this winter i have been busy with my thesis, drawing sketches for the scenes overand over....
to be able to complete something feels great!!!

the theme of the painting is inspired by the conversation between Confucius and his student YanYuan:

顏淵:
顏淵問仁。子曰:“克己復禮為仁。一日克己復禮,天下歸仁焉。為仁由己,而由人乎哉?”顏淵曰:“請問其目。”子曰:“非禮勿視,非禮勿聽,非禮勿言,非禮勿動。”顏淵曰:“回雖不敏,請事斯語矣。”
Yan Yuan:
Yan Yuan asked about perfect virtue. The Master said, "To subdue one's self and return to propriety, is perfect virtue. If a man can for one day subdue himself and return to propriety, all under heaven will ascribe perfect virtue to him. Is the practice of perfect virtue from a man himself, or is it from others?" Yan Yuan said, "I beg to ask the steps of that process." The Master replied, "Look not at what is contrary to propriety; listen not to what is contrary to propriety; speak not what is contrary to propriety; make no movement which is contrary to propriety." Yan Yuan then said, "Though I am deficient in intelligence and vigor, I will make it my business to practice this lesson."
(the translation is from http://ctext.org/)

2 comments:

  1. 我個人覺得這張好棒!!!!! ^^"

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  2. 謝謝 蟒蛇頭髮意外的效果很好:D

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