Song Ke (1327-1387) was born in Changzhou, Wu County (now Wu County, Suzhou City). Living in Nangong, the name is Nangong Sheng, who is also called Mr. Nangong. Zengguan Fengxiang knows the same. One of the calligraphers "Three Songs and Two Shens" who was well-known in the calligraphy circle in the early Ming Dynasty. (Three Song refers to: Song Ke, Song Guang, Song Can, two Shen refers to Shen Du, Shen Can).

Since childhood, he has written many books, because of his bold sex, burly body, fond of fencing and riding horses, being a man of fencing, keeping a lot of people at home, like drinking and gambling, loss of family wealth, when the Yuan and Song Dynasties were turbulent, he wanted to make achievements. Going north to the Central Plains, raising the banner of righteousness, unconsciously the road is blocked, and then traveled back to Jinling, entered the Jinhua and Huiji mountains of Zhejiang, searched for the ancients, and after returning home, he was famous for his integrity. Zhang Shicheng repeatedly wanted to recruit He was a guest of the shogunate, all thanked him and refused to leave. So calligraphy advances. The poems were also named in the time, and they were friends with Wu Men literati Gao Qi, Zhang Yu, Xu Ben, Chen Ze, etc., and were called "Ten Talents" at that time. In his later years (at the beginning of Hong Wu), he served as the Tongzhi of Fengxiang County, Shaanxi, and soon resigned and returned to his hometown. During his seclusion, he made a bond with Yang Weizhen, Ni Zan and others, and sang with poetry, especially Yang Weizhen liked Song Ke very much. Calligraphy, if there are new poems, often ask Zhong Wen Shuzhi, Song Ke learns the book from the ancients, traces Cao Lizhi from the Wei and Jin Dynasties, especially has a deep research on the emperor's "Jijiuzhang", it is said that Song Ke had studied under the famous calligrapher of the Yuan Dynasty. Rao Jie was well-versed in his pen technique, and he was very diligent in writing. According to the "Ming History·Wen Yuan Biography", he said: "Kedumen was dyed in Han, and he spent ten papers a day, so he named the book the world." His true book came from the book. The legacy of Zhong You, the Second King of Xingcao and the Emperor's Elephant's "Anxiety on the Grass" is clean and quaint. The most commendable thing is that he integrates Zhangcao into his cursive, and it is different, Wu Kuan "Weng Family Collection Collection" The commentary on his book said: "Keshu came out of the Wei and Jin Dynasties, and won the Zhongwang method, so the pen is exquisite, and the demeanor is lovely." It can be described as the language of China.

His book originated in the Wei and Jin Dynasties, and won the Zhong and Wang Zhifa. He is good at regular script and cursive script, especially the master of Zhangcao, which was the first at the time. His Zhang Cao continues the styles of Zhao Mengfu and Deng Wenyuan and has developed, incorporating the writing methods of Jin Cao and running script, making it more fluent and vigorous. There are many handed down books, including "Li Bai's journey is difficult", "Seven Ji Zhi", "Du Zimei Poems", "Dingwu Lanting Postscript", "Liu Zhen Gong Yan Poems", "Xingzengying Ancient Poems", "Jijiu Zhang", " "Book Sun Guoting Book Book" and so on. They are all treasures of Mo Lin, Hanzhong boutique.

Song Ke is also good at writing bamboo, and he does not have a new face. I tried to make a picture of "Chicken Roost Cong Huangtu", which has a self-titled sentence "Yicheng does not realize it is constrained", which Li Rihua admired very much. The handed down works include the volume of "Wan Yu Cong Tu" in the second year of Hong Wu (1369), which is signed: "Ji Yousui, Song Zhongwen wrote Wan Zhu Tu for Chang Qing", the catalog is recorded in the second volume of "Chinese Painting History Catalogue"; 3. The volume of "Book Pottery Poems and Painted Bamboo and Stone Small Scenery" was recorded in "Shiqu Baoji".

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Calligraphers in the early Ming Dynasty called the Three Songs and Two Shens. The three Song dynasties are charisma, gram, broadness, and the second sinking person is charisma, charisma. The Sui character Zhongheng, can be grass, and seal. The word “gram” is “Zhongwen”, able to do, and regular characters, and Zhang Cao is especially good. Guangzi Changyi, can be upright, OK. The degree of the word is the people, and the char word is popular. Both ICBC and Kaikai. However, what is passed on today is the most important, the second is the best, and the others are not passed on. How can the work force be inherent? It is also fortunate to pass on? Yu Jiu has Zhongwen's "Poems Before Going Out of the Fortress" and "With Yu Zhongji" The rubbings of "Book" seem to be beyond the reach of others, and the state still has some inadequate words, why?

The two Shenshen and the Three Songs were all famous in the early days of the country, but only in Zhongwen's book, which can be said to be traced to the ancients. Others are not independent, and they are based on the meaning, and the two Shen is the dynasty, but they do not know Zhongheng. How Chang Yi is like Zhong Wen Er.

The nine poems of "Pre-Serbian Poems" from the Ministry of Industry of Song Keshu, "Books with Yu Zhong" and "Lanting Postscript" by Lin Zhao Ziang are all in Songjiang Mansion in the south of the Yangtze River. There are also "Xue Fu", "Bamboo Book", "Seven Ji Quancuo Zhi" in the world.

—— "Big Puppet Pen" Yang Bin (Qing)