THE PAINTINGS OF ANNIE WONG LEUNG KIT WAH
  PAINTINGS - OTHERS

In Praise of String Zither

Music occupied an extremely important status in the long history of Chinese culture. In ancient times, "poetry", "music" and "dancing" each encompassed a full repertoire of manners and intellectual structure. Individually, its influence reached into the rich spectrum that involved politics, rites and codes, customs and habits, philosophies and education. Music was used as an indicator to reveal

economic conditions, rise and fall of political fortune as well as the state of the social order. Historically and traditionally, zither has been regarded as the most important string instrument among all other musical tools. Its plain and low-key notes represent the subtle message of nobility and refinement. Palaces, in olden days, always selected this instrument for playing the most elegant notes. This painting depicts a noble young lady running her fingers
on the strings. From her graceful posture, viewers can almost imagine the heavenly notes that are being delivered. The artist tries to convey a far deeper connotation in her work ?women are the most attractive ingredients of the traditional culture in China.
IN PRAISE
OF
STRING ZITHER

設色紙本
INK & COLOUR
ON PAPER

97 X 188 cm , 2004