dong qichang 董其昌

1555-1636 China/Ming Dynasty

 

Brief Biography-Dong Qichang, painter and calligrapher of the Ming Dynasty, was born in Hua Ting in 1555. He became a politically controversial figure, having his house burned down and his grave desecrated after the Cultural Revolution of 1966.
He painted in the styles of Dong Yuan, Juran and Huang Gongwang. Qichang was an art theorist who perceived the theory of southern forms using calligraphy and northern themes using precise lines, which prevailed throughout Chinese art. The Four Wangs, in particular, followed his teachings.

 

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views of autumn
moods leaf one

eight views of autumn moods leaf one

views of autumn
moods leaf seven

eight views of autumn moods leaf seven

landscape in ink and
color on gold paper

landscape in ink and color on gold paper

landscape in zhang
Aengyou Style

 

landscape in the style of zhang sengyou

landscape with
calligraphy

landscape with calligraphy

mountain passes
clearing after snow

 

mountain passes clearing after snow

portrait of
the artist

portrait of the artist

wanluan thatched
hall

wanluan thatched hall