A Short Guide

Bada Shanren

As he painted he is said to have made very loud and strange sounds.  Many people thought he was mad and other that he was a genius. We do know that he was a brillant artist, and one of the finest Chinese artists that ever lived.  

Bada Shanren The Poet

Bada Shanren was also a poet. But like any intellectual that was living in a police state that was hostile to him, he very carefully chose his words. His poems are thought to have a lot of double meanings, so because of this, they are very difficult to translate..

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