Portrait: A Beauty in Melancholy

Zhang Cuiying

PureInsight | June 9, 2003


Writing in the portrait:
"A beauty standing alone amidst fallen flowers
While a pair of swallows fly together in a drizzle"

By Caixing [Zhang Cuiying's penname]
In the summer of 1989

This painting portrays a beauty in ancient times. She is very beautiful, but if you look closely, this splendid beauty does not look happy. She is lonely and believes that her beauty will eventually fade like withering flowers.

Translated from: http://www.zhengjian.org/zj/articles/2002/7/24/16837.html

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