chinese ink painting on rice paper.
caption on the painting:
"you love me and i love you"
the year of xinmao, third month day nine.
(according to chinese lunar calendar)
the origin of the verse in the caption is a very interesting story.the famous calligrapher of the yuan dynasty zhao meng fu（赵孟頫） desired a second wife, in reply which his wife wrote him a poem:
'you love me and i love you, what a enviable romance;
where love deepens, it's hot as fire.
hold a handful of earth, and mould a 'you', sculpt a 'me'.
shatter us to powder and mix with water.
again, mould a 'you' and sculpt a 'me'.
now in my soil there is you, and in your soil there is me.
you and i were born a same cradle,
we will die in a common grave.'
and with this poem, the calligrapher's wife won her husband's heart and he never had another wife.
anyway, here's the reference photo:[link]
here's the promised walk-through for this painting:
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