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The Seven Worthies of the Bamboo Grove

Fu Baoshi Chinese

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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.

The Seven Worthies of the Bamboo Grove, Fu Baoshi (Chinese, 1904–1965), Hanging scroll; ink and color on paper, China

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