"Poetry on the Leap Mid-Autumn Moon" by Zhao Ji, Huizong of the Song Dynasty, paper, regular script, 35×44.5cm, collected by the Palace Museum, Beijing

    This "Poetry on the Leap Mid-Autumn Moon" is one of the typical works of "thin gold style", and "thin gold" means "thin tendons". This is a seven-character rhyme poem. The writing is strong and straight yet charming, and the tight and graceful structure not only brings out the artistic conception of the poem itself, but also makes people feel the rich and elegant atmosphere. The strokes are like a gossamer flowing in the air, lingering and elegant, which is the softer style in "Skinny Gold Calligraphy". It can be regarded as a representative among the calligraphy works of Emperor Huizong of the Song Dynasty. This album was collected by Ying Ying of the Qing Dynasty, the Imperial Household of Qianlong, and the Imperial Household of Jiaqing, etc., and was recorded in the "First Collection of Shiqu Baoji".


   Leap Mid-Autumn Month 

   The osmanthus color is particularly round during the Mid-Autumn Festival, and it is clear and fresh in the remaining days. Because of the joy of admiring the first menstrual month, the poet will not sigh about the passing year. 

   All phenomena gather light and become more majestic, and the four moons gather the moon to help Chanjuan. The scales and clouds clear the outline of the heart, and I can take advantage of the excitement to write poems and chants.

Zhao Ji's "Cursive Script Wan Fan" on silk, 28.4 cm in diameter, collected by Shanghai Museum

  Zhao Ji's cursive calligraphy fan is a very rare calligraphy work on a round fan, collected by the Shanghai Museum. The lines of this work are thin and strong, in the same vein as the "thin gold body" regular script, but the pen is more refreshing, free and easy, and the strokes are round and smooth, breaking the regular script's symmetrical and neat arrangement of single characters, making it more and more distinctive. Lively.

Interpretation: "The feathers of the swallows skimming the water rotate in the cold, and the flower pieces falling into the mud are heavy with moisture."