Sunday, July 3, 2011

Shitao


10,000 Ugly Ink Dots detail. c. 1674, ink on paper.Shitao use over two dozen courtesy names during his life.[3] Among the most commonly used names were Shitao (Stone Wave - 石涛), Ku Gua Heshang (Bitter Gourd Monk -苦瓜和尚), Yuan Ji (Origin of Salvation - 原濟), Xia Zun Zhe (Honorable Blind One - 瞎尊者, blind to worldly desires), Da Dizi (The Pure (or cleansed) One - 大滌子). The latter name was taken when Shitao renounced his Buddhism and turned to Daoism. It was also the name he used for his home in Yangzhou (Da Di Hall - 大滌堂).
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