悠然見南山 — 林彥甫油畫個展
每日9:00～17:00 ( 3/30, 4/4 休館)
地點：新北市立圖書館 新店分館 三樓
Serenely Seeing the Southern Mountains - Lin Yen-fu Solo Exhibition
Farmland scenery, the topic of this exhibition, has a great significance in Chinese literary traditions instead of a simple depiction of the country neighborhoods or manor estates. To begin with, this tradition derives from the Chinese poet, Tao Yuanming, who dropped out of the government and started up a farming life in his early career. However, it was not the matter of picking proper jobs, but the consideration of reserving the fundamental moral integrity so he determined to retreat to a simple, but valuable life. Thereafter, Tao Yuanming, departing from the major society, but not totally secluded, established great relationships with nature and locals through his poems. The lofty spirit and the earnest sentiments in his lively poems made Wang Wei, Xin Qiji and many more other poets follow in his footsteps. Thus, Farmland retreat became a great image in Chinese culture.
The ideal of returning to simplicity and reality was the major concern by those elites who immerse themselves in the pastoral scene after they withdraw from the government. To fulfill the utmost pattern of behavior, they tried to abandon all the self-importance and self-interest; and all the secular pursuits and fame. In addition, with following the Taology, which emphasizes on remaining inner mind in silence and clarity, they sought for the harmony between human and the universe while immersing in nature. As a result, the philosophy of Tao plays an important role in Chinese culture and provides a different way of viewing the scenery.
Now that Chinese literature and Chinese philosophy have provided us abundant images and thoughts, our sentiments can go even further on what we perceive. That is to say, with the various representations and philosophical thoughts, country landscape can touch us profoundly in a very different way. All in all, I wish my works, the paintings of Taiwan’s farmland scenery can bring you a lot more feelings.
Time: From March 28 to April 17, 2017
9:00～17:00 Daily (Closed on Mar. 30th & Apr. 4th)
Place: 3rd Floor of Xindian Branch, New Taipei Library
No. 2, Lane 105, Sec. 3, Beixin Road, Xindian District