Tuesday, June 28, 2011

ABC Wednesday

The letter this week is X

Xu Gu   1824-1896

A painting by the Chinese painter and poet Xu Gu (Hsu Ku)

during the Qing Dynasty (1844-1912)

Xu Gu was born in Xin'an in the Anjui province and later lived in
Guangling in the Jiangsu province. 
Xu was an army official, and then later a monk.
When painting he used the side of the brush in a fluent and
bold style.
In poetry he produced the work Poetry of Xugo monk. 
All this information was kindly given to me by Google!
For more original X's shuffle over to here ABC Wednesday
and see what all the participants have come up with for this
difficult letter.



Wanda said...

Very beautiful painting.. Love this technique.

Very interesting to hear about the artist.

Good choice for a difficult letter.

Roger Owen Green said...

good choice. Chinese and Mexican words seem to start w X more frequently than most places.

ROG, ABC Xednesday team

Paula Scott said...

Nice choice! Chinese names have lots of X's for some reason.

The Weaver of Grass said...

Never easy to find an X Hildred - you did well to find this one and it is very beautiful too.,

Reader Wil said...

Great choice for X. I think that we have to take Chinese words for X when there are no more X-words left in our dictionaries!
I like the way you present your posts with extra information so that we learn new things all the time we visit you. Your posts are always very attractive.

Meryl Jaffe, PhD said...

Great "X" post. Great choice, lovely art.

Carver said...

Great idea for the theme and I like the painting.

Sylvia said...

Hello Hildred and Charles,
Thanks for your nice comment !
Your texturized pictures are beautiful too !
I enjoyed your lovely flowers and those skies are amazing, never have seen skies like that.
Lovely wishes,

Joy said...

Beautiful painting, Chinese art is fascinating. Unique X for the day.

chubskulit said...

eXcellent choice!

Please come and find out what the Letter X is at my page. Have a lovely day.