Tang Yin

Tang Yin, courtesy name Tang Bohu, was a Chinese painter and poet of the Ming dynasty period whose life story has become a part of popular lore. Though he was born during the Ming dynasty, many of his paintings those of people, were illustrated with elements from Pre-Tang to Song dynasty art. Tang Yin is one of the most notable painters in the history of Chinese art, he is one of the "Four Masters of Ming dynasty”, which includes Shen Zhou, Wen Zhengming and Qiu Ying. His influence on the art of contemporaries, like Cai Han, is notable. Tang was a talented poet, together with his contemporaries Wen Zhengming, Zhu Yunming, Xu Zhenqing, he was one of the "Four Literary Masters of the Wuzhong Region". Tang's eccentric lifestyle has prompted storytellers to immortalize him as a trickster character in Chinese folklore. In one such story, he falls in love with a slave girl whom he glimpses on the boat of a high official passing through Suzhou, he has himself sold. With the help of his friends, he succeeds in bringing her home.

This story prompted the playwright Three Words by the opera The Three Smiles. Tang emerged from the vital merchant class of Suzhou, at a low economic level of the son of a restaurant operator. Contrary to some accounts, he seems to have studied assiduously during his youth, paying little attention to the worldly charms, his genius, which would gain him renown as the supreme talent of the Jiangnan area, soon drew him into the wealthy and talented circles of Suzhou. Wen Zhengming became his friend, he became the protégé of Wen Lin. His friends in Suzhou's scholarly circles included Wu Kuan and Zhu Yunming. In 1498 Tang Yin came first in the provincial examinations in Nanjing, the second stage in the Imperial examination ladder; the following year he went to the capital to sit the national examinations, but he and his friend Xu Jing were accused of bribing the servant of one of the chief examiners to give them the examination questions in advance. All parties were jailed, Tang Yin returned to Suzhou in disgrace, his justifiably high hopes for a distinguished civil service career dashed forever.

Denied further official progress, he pursued a life of pleasure and earned a living by selling his paintings. That mode of living brought him into disrepute with a generation of artist-critics who felt that financial independence was vital to enable an artist to follow his own style and inspiration. While Tang is associated with paintings of feminine beauty, his paintings otherwise exhibit the same variety and expression of his peers and reveal a man of both artistic skill and profound insight. Tang Yin perfected an admirable hand in semi-cursive script, his poems touch on themes which people like Wen Zhengming or the older Shen Zhou would have never taken up. Tang seems compelled to deal with the base elements in man - envy and cupidity. Tragic unfulfillment, driven by belief in the relentlessness of fate and the bitterness of the ultimate truth imbues his more thoughtful poems. At times he is overcome by tragic sorrow for the loss of childlike innocence; those poems which do manage to begin on an optimistic note end on a note of regret.

Tang Yin wrote A Short Verse on Bamboo: "The moon sinks in the fourth watch, Paper windows seem transparent. High thoughts, I can't help it; the painting, The Return Home of Tao Qian, was acquired by the previous owner, Eve Myers, in 1950. She was an employee of General Chenault's'Flying Tigers', she was living in Taiwan at the time when tens of thousands of Chinese were fleeing to Taiwan with whatever they could carry. She died at the age of 95 in Waikiki in 1999; this painting was purchased from her in 1987. In 1989, while visiting a relative in Honolulu, Mr. Cai Ming Yi inspected this painting, he wrote his appraisal. He was Director of Ancient Fine Arts Research Section and Chairman of Department of Art History of Graduate School-University of Beijing, China. Tang's life was the basis for a number of films based on Feng Menglong's story. Xin Tang Bohu dian Qiuxiang How the Scholar Tang Bohu Won the Maid Qiuxiang In this film, Tang Bohu is played by; the Three Smiles In this film, Tang Bohu is played by.

San xiao yin yuan In this film, Tang Bohu is played by. Tang Bohu Dian Qiuxiang Jiang Nan Si Da Cai Zi Tang was the subject of a major exhibition at the National Palace Museum, Taipei. Ming dynasty painting Youxia Tang Yin's Calligraphy, Painting Galleries at China Online Museum Tang Yin in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Eudlo, Queensland

Eudlo is a small hinterland town and locality on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, Australia. In the 2016 census, Eudlo had a population of 1117 people. Eudlo Creek rises in the south west of Eudlo. In the areas is Mossy Bank Mountain, a summit along an easterly protruding spur of the Blackall Range; the name of Eudlo originated from the local Aboriginal term for the fresh water eel. Cattlemen and timbergetters came to the area from the 1860s, but land was not made available for agricultural selection until the 1880s; the first selector was James Steele in 1887. In 1891, the section of the North Coast railway line from Landsborough to Yandina was opened, it brought closer settlement to the whole district, facilitated the transport of passengers, timber and produce. Eudlo Post Office opened on 1 March 1891. A sawmill was built at Eudlo and large quantities of timber from the Blackall Range, surrounding forests, were either treated at the mill or railed to other centres; the timber industry was the means of livelihood for the early settlers.

Eudlo State School was opened on 6 September 1897. At the 2011 census Eudlo recorded a population of 1,128. Eudlo State School is a government primary school for boys and girls at Cnr Highlands Road & Rosebed Street. In 2017, the school had an enrolment of 58 students with 7 non-teaching staff; the Sunshine Coast Regional Council operates a mobile library service which visits the Community Hall at Rosebed Street. Eudlo railway station "Eudlo". Queensland Places. Centre for the Government of Queensland, University of Queensland. Town map of Eudlo, 1974