Li Bai（701—762），whose courtesy name was Tai Bai (Grand Whiteness, 太白) & literal name was Qinglian Jushi (Lay Buddhist of Green Lotus, 青莲居士), was a world-famous representative of Chinese ancient literature, especially in the realm of classical poem, which in China is extensively called Tang Shi, or Poem of Tang Dynasty, & he was highly crowned to be The Immortality of Poem & Poetic Swordsman.
Brush Holder with Poet Li Bai, Two Brushes, and Ornament (Ruyi), 18th century. Qing dynasty (1644–1911). China. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Gift of Heber R. Bishop, 1902 (02.18.623a–d) #AsianArt100
Facing the Moon (對月圖) Ma Yuan (馬遠, c.1160-1225), Song Dynasty (960-1279) Hanging scroll, ink and light color on silk, 149.7 x 78.2 cm, National Palace Museum, Taipei This painting describes an autumn night on an overhanging cliff with the moon bright and suspended above. A scholar sits on a rock and holds a cup to the moon. A servant boy waits by his side with a goblet, the subject of this work derived from "Drinking Alone Under the Moon" by the Tang poet Li Bai (李白, 701-762).
The Night of Sorrow A lovely woman rolls up The delicate bamboo blind. She sits deep within, Twitching her moth eyebrows. who may it be That grieves her heart? On her face one sees only the wet traces of tears. Li Bai