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The Seven Worthies of the Bamboo Grove
Fu Baoshi Chinese
Not on view
The subject of this painting is a group of third-century scholars who found solace in nature while enjoying wine, music, poetry, and Daoist-oriented “pure conversation” to distance themselves from the corrupt political world. To commemorate similar gatherings in wartime Chongqing, Fu and his friends created a caricature of these men titled The Seven Worthies Coming out of the Grove.