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BBB accredited since 2019-05-24. Artists and Traditions, Princeton University Press, Princeton, New Jersey, 1976, pp. (I am grateful to Margaret Ong for giving me this reference.) For text in Chinese, see, 15        Translated from Chinese text quoted in, 17        Translation from Contag, p. 18. The National Gallery of Victoria acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of Melbourne, This was acclaimed twenty or thirty years after Zhu Da’s death by Zhang Geng (1685–1760) in his. 11) . The time will come when it will bear new roots of amber yellow (wine).26 Quoted from Giacalone, p. 145. See, The metaphor of ‘like a single reed’ may refer to Zhu Da’s life as a. Reproduced in Jan Fontein & Pratapaditya Pal. 24        On Chinese poetry, see James J. Y. Liu. See Milton Klonsky, William Blake, The Seer and His Visions, Harmony Books, New York, 1977. Zhu Da’s life was as enigmatic as his extreme behaviour; in fact he assumed more than forty different names in seventy-nine years of metamorphosis.3 Zhou Shixin, pp. Zhu Da veils his political dissent in metaphors of nature thus the sun images the Ming dynasty – for Ming (brightness) is composed of the characters of sun and moon – and the setting sun signifies the decline of the Ming. The Bodhidarma, founder of the Meditative (or Chan) school of Buddhism, was once seen crossing the Yangtze River on a reed. Then he asked for a brush and wrote his answers on the table. Shanren had a slightly reddish complexion, a broad chin and a thin beard . Forms are energised by the sinuous line into swirling movements of the same tempo.65 It is reminiscent of the slow, flowing and circular movements of Taiji quan, an ancient Chinese way of exercise; the co-ordinated movements of the body are directed by the mind and paralleled by breathing (the circulation of qi). 320–1. ), pp. See Alan W. Watts, The Way of Zen, Thames and Hudson, London, 1957, pp. On the relationship between painting and calligraphy, see Bush; Wen Fong, Tung Ch’i-ch’ang and the Orthodox Theory of Painting’, National Palace Museum Quarterly 2, 3, 1969, pp. Many of those who served as officials of the previous dynasty were either imprisoned, exiled or executed, and some committed suicide rather than face national disgrace (humiliation). (eds), Proceedings of the Symposium on Painting & Calligraphy by Ming l-min, The Journal of the Institute of Chinese Studies, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, VIII, 2, December 1976. Everything about me is identified. Three seals of artist: (1) ‘Bada Shanren’ in the top left corner is similar to C. C. Wang & Victoria Contag, Seals of Chinese Painters and Collectors of the Ming and Ch’ing Periods, 2nd edn rev., Hong Kong University Press, Hong Kong 1966, pp. The analogy between music and painting was clearly stated by Wang Yuanqi (1642–1715), a contemporary scholar-official: As for the way (dao) of music, it has never happened that it is not interchangeable with the way of painting. 5          As early as the Han dynasty (206 B.C.–A.D. On Wu Zhen, see ibid., pp. On Huang Gongwang, see id., pp. See Mae Anna Pang, ‘Dilemma or Challenge: The Past and the Present in Contemporary Chinese Painting’, paper prepared for the Asian Studies Association of Australia 4th National Conference, Monash University, 10–14 May, 1982. On calligraphy, see John Hay, ‘The Human Body as a Microcosmic Source of Macrocosmic Values in Calligraphy’, Susan Bush & Christian Murck (eds). 220), China developed a civil service system based on merit. Shao Changheng who met Zhu Da in 1690, recalls the encounter: When I was staying in Nanchang I had the desire to get to know Shanren, who was then living close to the Beilan si (northern orchid monastery). See Edmund Capon & Mae Anna Pang. 181–214. The tragic event was preceded by a long period of internal decline, and precipitated by famines and peasant uprisings. He also formulated the orthodox (literati) tradition of painting, which included the four great Yuan masters. 130–1. 59        Chang Chung-yuan, p. 129. The mind returns to its original state of oneness and non-differentiation. As a symbolic gesture of submission, the Chinese were required to braid their hair and shave the rest of their heads like the Manchus, but many scholars simply retired from politics. Zhu Da’s four landscapes, in the collection of the National Gallery of Victoria (figs 5a–d )40 This group of four ink on satin hanging scrolls was purchased in 1983 with funds from the Goldenberg Bequest and The Art Foundation of Victoria. 1          This was acclaimed twenty or thirty years after Zhu Da’s death by Zhang Geng (1685–1760) in his Guochao Huazheng Lu (Bibliographies of painters from the beginning of the Qing dynasty (1644–1911) to the beginning of the Qianlong reign (1736–96), completed between 1722 and 1739), Quoted from Osvald Siren, Chinese Painting: Leading Masters and Principles, Lund Humphries, London, 1956–58, vol. A few years later he was canonised and became a Buddhist master, attracting hundreds of students. See Fairbank, pp. Calligraphy, a non- representational art, is closely related to nature. As in calligraphy, the painter must have the images clearly conceived in his mind before he begins to paint. 121–5. See Wen Fong (1969), p. 2. See Fairbank, pp. Daoji was a cousin of Zhu Da, see Wen Fong (1959). 114–20. One speaks of ‘writing’ and ‘reading’ painting. 12        See Nelson Wu, ‘The Toleration of Eccentrics’, Art News LVI, 3, May 1957, pp. The second strike of the night watch is nine o’clock. Luckily, it’s spring, as they have waited for an audience since the second strike of the night.32 Translated from Chinese text in Xie Zhiliu, p. 8. As the rebel Li Cicheng (16057–45) descended on the capital at Peking, the last Ming emperor summoned Wu to the rescue; but before Wu arrived, Li took Peking. 27–9, 52–4; Cahill (1967). That was how crazy he was.37 Translated from Chinese text in Yiyuan Duoying 17, p. 41. Ni Zan, whose painting reached the epitome of refinement, was an eccentric, who was equally obsessed with cleanliness and an abhorrence of vulgarity. The Mad Painter Wednesday, May 23, 2012. 320–1. Calligraphy, a non- representational art, is closely related to nature. The artist’s seals and style of painting are similar to those of the Gallery’s scrolls (figs 6a–d). Also see Bush, pp. 924 Followers, 526 Following, 575 Posts - See Instagram photos and videos from Kelly Amrine (@themadpainter) 136–52; Zhou Shixin, Bada Shanren Quanji (The Collected Works of Bada Shanren), Yishu tushu gongsi, Taipei, 1974; Victoria Contag, (tr. 181–214. The mind is the ultimate reality and the universe exists only in the mind. On the scholar’s attitude toward painting, see Cahill, in Wright (ed.). The state of spiritual fusion is best expressed by Liezi of the 4th century B.C. Landscape painting is a creation of the mind and is intrinsically superior art.’ Tang Hou in the 14th century echoed: ‘Landscape is a thing incorporating all the excellencies of creation and it is inexhaustibly protean … Unless there are “hills and valleys” in one’s breast as vast as immeasurable waves, it is not easy to depict it’. See James Cahill, Hills Beyond a River; Chinese Painting of the Yuan Dynasty, 1279–1368, John Weatherhill Inc., New York & Tokyo, 1976, pp. In Chinese thought (as early as the 11th century B.C. Natural events are closely related to human events. 31        Illustrated in Xie Zhiliu, p1.3. 70       This is illustrated in the recent cultural revolution in China. The four scrolls are read temporally and spatially from bottom to top, in a continuous motion like a piece of music. My bone and my flesh melt away. The word tuotai means ‘to emerge from the womb of; to be born out of’. 69, 104, 126–7. Also see Bush, pp. Zhu Da or Bada Shanren (1626–1705) (fig. The Mad Painter, Suffolk, Virginia. 43        With patience and inner strength, scholars of the Yuan endured the Mongols who were eventually absorbed by the Chinese. 221–57. Appropriately, the lotus is painted in the xieyi (writing ideas) manner with ink splashes to suggest leaves and calligraphic strokes evocative of stems and blossoms. Wang Meng (c. 1309–85), a scholar-official and the youngest of the Yuan masters, suffered a tragic fate of having been politically implicated and then executed in early Ming. This requirement was pointed out by Wang Wei of the 5th century: ‘Painting is not just one of the manual crafts. In the paintings of peacocks dated 1690 (fig. In his old age, he distributed his wealth and lived with his wife in a houseboat traversing Tai Hu (the great lake) region.54 On Ni Zan, see ibid., pp. Dong Qichang advocated a creative approach to painting within tradition; it was accomplished by transforming the styles of the ancients into a style of his own. This series of slapstick films — each one ran anywhere from one minute to 90 seconds — were used to teach children number recognition, including appearance and symbolic representation of Arabic numerals , and how the … On Wu Zhen, see ibid., pp. In 1982 to. I love his paintings the most and I regret that I live so far from him that I have not been able to obtain one.15 Translated from Chinese text quoted in Yiyuan Duoying 17, p. 41. He then invited the Manchus, who were waiting patiently east of the pass, to defeat the rebel force and restore the throne to the Ming; however, once inside the Great Wall, the Manchus seized the imperial throne for themselves. In contemplating a painting, perhaps one should follow what the Taoist philosopher Zhuangze had to say on meditation in the 4th century B.C., ‘Do not listen with your ear but listen with your mind; Not with your mind but with your qi (breath, spirit).’59 Philip Hendy, ‘Introduction’, Paintings by Ben Nicholson, Temple Newsam, Leeds, 1944. A rocky cliff appears suspended in mid-air, creating a spatial imbalance, which is intensified by the convulsive, erupting peaks. 60        One seal of the artist in the lower right corner: ‘Sheshi’ (same as the ones on the first and second scroll, see footnotes 48, 52. As a symbolic gesture of submission, the Chinese were required to braid their hair and shave the rest of their heads like the Manchus, but many scholars simply retired from politics. See Chang Chung-yuan, p. 87. 33        On the poem’s interpretation, see Xie Zhiliu, pp. 181–214. 1), a noted eccentric, ‘had the genius of an immortal who disguised himself as a calligrapher and a painter’.1 This was acclaimed twenty or thirty years after Zhu Da’s death by Zhang Geng (1685–1760) in his Guochao Huazheng Lu (Bibliographies of painters from the beginning of the Qing dynasty (1644–1911) to the beginning of the Qianlong reign (1736–96), completed between 1722 and 1739), Quoted from Osvald Siren, Chinese Painting: Leading Masters and Principles, Lund Humphries, London, 1956–58, vol. . 2: History of Scientific Thought, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1956, pp. When asked why, he replied that the earth had been stolen by the barbarians. When will the plan to return be fulfilled? 1705), Toward an Understanding of His Art’, Oriental Art XXI, 2, summer 1975, pp. Scholars, greatly disturbed by the fall of the Ming dynasty, were faced with the moral dilemma of whether to serve the Manchus, resist them openly, or protest in silence. Each brushstroke embodies speed, movement and direction; its thickness varies in accordance with the pressure applied on the brush. 4b), a mynah bird, standing with one leg on a rock resting on an old branch, looks up enquiringly into the void; whereas the second bird, perching on the tip of the withered tree trunk, is self-absorbed. The benevolent phoenix and cranes possibly symbolise yimin, scholars loyal to the Ming dynasty, forced like Zhu Da to flee ‘to heaven’s edge’.20 On the poetry and painting of another yimin artist, see Jerome Silbergeld, ‘The Political Landscapes of Kung Hsien, in Painting and Poetry’ in Cheng Te-k’un (ed. The Confucian Persuasion, Stanford University Press, Stanford, 1960, pp. See Da Liu, pp. The character Sherman Williams, the painter, could be a play on the paint company "Sherwin-Williams" which is a Fortune 500 company originally founded in 1866 primarily dealing in paints. 359–61. 220). The landscapes therefore represent the universe in microcosm and mirror Zhu Da’s deepest self. which is evocative of the silent melancholy of the river scenes of Wu Zhen (1280–1354) (fig. Shop The Mad Painter Society6 store featuring unique designs on various products across wall art, tech accessories, apparels, home decor and other unique lifestyle goods. 10        Yiyuan Duoying 19, p. 39; Giacalone, p. 150; Fairbank, pp. 7),50 Illustrated in Eight Dynasties of Chinese Painting, p. 245.the most influential literati painter of the late Ming, who had discovered and formulated Huang’s mode of construction.51 Dong Qichang advocated a creative approach to painting within tradition; it was accomplished by transforming the styles of the ancients into a style of his own. An attuned viewer will reverberate in spirit with the ‘spirit resonance’ (quiyun) of the landscape, just as an instrument vibrates in harmony with an equally tuned instrument. We spent the night in the monastery conversing by lamplight. 150–1; Zhou Shixin, p. 108; Contag, p. 19. The brush then moves continuously as the line flows. 25        Reproduced in Jan Fontein & Pratapaditya Pal. On the philosophy of the Neo-Confucian School of Mind, see Wm. The seal that he used on his painting resembled the shape of a shoe. 1235) were very much influenced by contemporary developments in Neo- Confucianism which stressed a similar procedure for acquiring sagehood. Zhu Da’s calligraphic line is unique in being expressive, lyrical and sensuous. And they reacted upon one another not so much by mechanical impulsion or causation as by a kind of mysterious resonance.’ See Joseph Needham, Science and Civilisation in China, vol. He also penetrates into the primordial source of creativity.72 The state of spiritual fusion is best expressed by Liezi of the 4th century B.C. 7–9. Produced for the program's third season , and continuing to be shown up to and including Season 19 , the film inserts used comedic slapstick to teach number recognition, emphasizing the symbolic representation of the numeral, and how it is drawn, in contrast to the Baker Films , which stressed counting and quantity. 32        Translated from Chinese text in Xie Zhiliu, p. 8. See Cahill in Wright (ed ). But where is this Middle Kingdom?23 Translated from Chinese text in Yiyuan Duoying 19, p. 39; Zhou Shixin, p. 149. Be the first to ask a question about The Mad Painter Poems. See Yiyuan Duoying 19, pp. . Collector’s seal in the lower right corner: C. C. Wang. When scholars who were competent in calligraphy took up painting as a pastime in the 11th century, calligraphy influenced painting in terms of technique and aesthetic theory. The overhanging cliff acts like a Chan (Zen) koan (a kind of illogical question, statement or action that would lead to a new insight about things) in shocking us out of our conventional way of seeing into a new way of seeing. The brush then moves continuously as the line flows. For text in Chinese, see Yiyuan Duoying 17, p. 42. After he got drunk, he would joyfully splash ink all over a large sheet of paper. ‘Water is the blood of heaven and earth.’ See Kuo Hsi (tr. 27–9, 52–4; Cahill (1967). For text in Chinese, see Yiyuan Duoying 17, p. 42. 221–57. (2) ‘Bada Shanen’ in the upper left corner, similar to Wang, pp. Being inscrutable, he was detached from the world. On the philosophy of the Neo-Confucian School of Mind, see Wm. For text in Chinese, see Yiyuan Duoying 17, p. 42. 2 North House, North Street, Chichester, West Sussex PO19 1LR 01243 781088 | chichester@cloudgalleryfineart.co.uk WORTHING. I cannot tell by what my body is supported or what my feet walk upon. The Bodhidarma, founder of the Meditative (or Chan) school of Buddhism, was once seen crossing the Yangtze River on a reed. It is hence from the concepts and terminology of music that the aesthetic theories of the other arts (poetry, calligraphy and painting) evolved. The Mad Painter Poems book. While the river’s reeds evoke the mournful pipings of the autumn wind, the tortuous trees and spiky needle-strokes seem to conceal anger and despair. 123–68. This requirement was pointed out by Wang Wei of the 5th century: ‘Painting is not just one of the manual crafts. His secluded landscapes represent the lofty realm of the scholar-recluse, where human presence is only suggested.45 Even human dwellings which are depicted in the first three landscapes are eliminated in the last scroll (fig. 61        Illustrated in Cahill (1976), p1.26. 89–98. With patience and inner strength, scholars of the Yuan endured the Mongols who were eventually absorbed by the Chinese. (I am grateful to Margaret Ong for giving me this reference.) Throughout Chinese history madness was sometimes feigned in order to escape from danger; as if playing the fool were the only means of survival. The Number Painter, also known as The Mad Painter, was the title character of a series of comedy live-action short films produced for the children's television program Sesame Street. 49        Illustrated in Cahill (1976), pls 40–1. 5–9; Chang Chung-yuan, pp. This is illustrated in the recent cultural revolution in China. It is hence from the concepts and terminology of music that the aesthetic theories of the other arts (poetry, calligraphy and painting) evolved. The Mad Painter, Suffolk, Virginia. Let us know what’s wrong with this preview of, Published The work of William Blake was first brought to my notice by Judith Ryan in one of our discussions; I am grateful to the references she has given me. Daoji was a cousin of Zhu Da, see Wen Fong (1959). See Cahill, The Compelling Image (1982); id., The Distant Mountains (1982); id. .9 Adapted from translations in Siren (1956–58), p. 151 and in Contag, pp. 50        Illustrated in Eight Dynasties of Chinese Painting, p. 245. . The Mad Painter is headed by long time artist Kelly Amrine. These notions formulated by Yen Yu (c. 1180–c. 72-76, 113, 116, 119. 29–82. 44        Zhu Da’s calligraphic line is unique in being expressive, lyrical and sensuous. 17–20; James Cahill, Fantastic and Eccentrics in Chinese Painting, The Asia Society, Inc., New York, 1967, pp. 19–26; Cahill (1960), p. 29. See ibid., pp. See, 51        Dong Qichang advocated a creative approach to painting within tradition; it was accomplished by transforming the styles of the ancients into a style of his own. 17–18, 39–40; Giacalone, pp. He developed a speech defect, following the example of his father who had also been famous for his calligraphy and painting throughout the whole district south of the Yangtze River (Changjiang). He was said to have received it with the comment ‘I could make some socks out of it.’38 Related by Shao Changheng, ibid., p. 42. We had a blast Sipping and Painting with you! Illustrated in Zhou Shixin, p. 101, figs 97–8 and p. 181, figs 145-6; Vito Giacalone. 72        The state of spiritual fusion is best expressed by Liezi of the 4th century B.C. 68–74. Shanren would then defecate in the audience hall. The artists of traditional Chinese painting were relatively safe in comparison with the writers. ‘Water is the blood of heaven and earth.’ See Kuo Hsi (tr. Illustrated in Zhou Shixin, p. 101, figs 97–8 and p. 181, figs 145-6; Vito Giacalone, Chu Ta, A Selection of Paintings and Calligraphy, New York Cultural Center, New York, 1973, catalogue nos 3A, B, C, D; id., (Oriental Art, 1975), p. 139, fig. Account & Lists Account Returns & Orders. 17–18, 39–40; Giacalone, pp. When we studied, with the aid of the lamp, what he had written, it was clear that he had not been bored by the conversation between Dan gong and myself . See Ε. T. C. Werner, A Dictionary of Chinese Mythology, The Julian Press, Inc. Publishers, New York, 1969, pp. Ironically, the Manchu conquest of China was accomplished with Chinese assistance: a Ming general, Wu Sanguei (1612–78) was the key figure. 89–98. . For text in Chinese, see. Worldwide shipping available On the philosophy of the Neo-Confucian School of Mind, see Wm. Shio Sakanashi), An Essay on Landscape Painting (Lin Ch’uan Kua Chih), John Murray, London, 1959. 6d). It seems that Zhu Da’s landscape is embodied with metaphysical principles of Chinese cosmology. Shanren was so excited that he could not control himself and began to gesticulate with his hands. 107–8, no. Seal of artist in the lower right corner: ‘Sheshi’, same as on the first scroll; see footnote 48. One has three feathers extending from his tail, perhaps signifying a high ranking official who customarily wore three feathers in a ceremonial hat.33 On the poem’s interpretation, see Xie Zhiliu, pp. See Fairbank, p. 229; James Cahill, the Distant Mountains, Chinese Painting of the late Late Ming Dynasty, 1570–1644, Weatherhill, New York, Tokyo, 1982; Cheng Te-k’un et al. 317–54. 45-8; Isshu Miura & Ruth Fuller Sasaki, The Zen Koan, Its History and Use in Rinzai Zen, Harcourt, Brace & World Inc., New York, 1965; Fung Yu-lan (tr. See Alan W. Watts, The Way of Zen, Thames and Hudson, London, 1957, pp. In China, music was the first art to be given serious philosophical consideration and the only art form for which a record of critical consideration exists before the Han dynasty (206 B.C.–A.D. 28. 2), the character ‘Ba’ in the signatures is also hooked: the signatures of the paintings are all similar. Those who still owed their allegiance to the fallen dynasty were called, Adapted from translations in Siren (1956–58), p. 151 and in Contag, pp. Therefore, returning to nature and the past is also returning to one’s mind. The character ‘Ba’ is hooked and is used exclusively during 1685–94. The lotus – a conventional symbol of purity – here becomes a desolate metaphor of the Middle Kingdom, devoid of fragrance, celebration and life – Zhu Da’s only consolation is that one day a native dynasty – symbolised by the amber yellow wine – will emerge and China will be restored.27 The colour yellow is associated with anything native or Han Chinese, who regarded themselves as descendants of the legendary Yellow Emperor, reputed founder of the Chinese empire, see Giacalone, p. 147; Werner, p. 186. The artist’s seals and style of painting are similar to those of the Gallery’s scrolls (figs 6a–d). When asked why, he replied that the earth had been stolen by the barbarians. I cannot tell by what my body is supported or what my feet walk upon. 24        On Chinese poetry, see James J. Y. Liu, The Art of Chinese Poetry, The University of Chicago Press, Chicago, 1962; id., Chinese Theories of Literature, The University of Chicago Press, Chicago, 1975. In the paintings of peacocks dated 1690 (fig. 97–9; Liu (1976), pp. People love his works in brush and ink and they often set out wine to receive him. The Manchus adopted from the Chinese the policing system of ‘mutual responsibility’. 29–82. See Kenneth De Woskin, ‘Early Chinese Music and the Origins of Aesthetic Terminology’, Bush & Murck (eds), pp. When he could not take part in a conversation, he just raised his fan to show the character ya. 104–14. In his innermost being he was at once wildly ebullient and melancholy; he was also unable to relax and seemed like a river bubbling up from a spring that is blocked by a large stone or like a fire smothered with wet wool. I have followed the pinyin system of transliterating Chinese characters into the Latin alphabet, standardising quotations from earlier sources, but not published titles or Chinese names already incorporated into the English language. Vincent van Gogh was a Dutch painter who lived in the latter half of the 19th century. Need another excuse to treat yourself to a new book this week? James Cahill), ‘Concerning the l-p’ in Style of Painting’, l-lll, Oriental Art 7, 1961, pp. 1717), ‘Mountains and streams emerge from [the womb of] me. Worldwide shipping available. Thus, being one with the cosmic force, the creative energy just issues from within. 5, p. 152. 317–40; James Cahill, The Distant Mountains; id., The Compelling Image, Nature and Style in Seventeenth-Century Chinese Painting, Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Mass., 1982; Wei-ming Tu, ‘Inner Experience: The Basis of Creativity in Neo-Confucian Thinking’, Christian F. Murck (ed.). Mi Yuren of the 11th century expresses this meditative state of being which he thought was indispensable to the highest achievement in painting ‘ … Whenever in the quiet of my room with my legs crossed I sit silently then I feel that I float up and down with the blue sky, vast and silent.’ See Chang Chung-yuan, p. 238. 2), the character ‘Ba’ in the signatures is also hooked: the signatures of the paintings are all similar. Wu Zhen was a scholar without an official career and had to paint for a living. 211–57. In some ways, this swampy marshland echoes one of Zhu Da’s 1674 poems in its gravity of sentiment. On the interfusion of artist and object, in painting, see Bush, pp. 64        Guo Xi of the 11th century spoke of landscape elements in organic terms: ‘watercourses are the arteries of a mountain; grass and trees its hair; mist and haze its complexion’; ‘stones are the bones of heaven and earth’. This tension, however, is balanced by the flowing movement of the landscape which pulsates like a living organism.64 Guo Xi of the 11th century spoke of landscape elements in organic terms: ‘watercourses are the arteries of a mountain; grass and trees its hair; mist and haze its complexion’; ‘stones are the bones of heaven and earth’. The artists of traditional Chinese painting were relatively safe in comparison with the writers. Phoenix and cranes are startled in my dream. The Mad Painter provides the quality and service you need and expect. 9          Adapted from translations in Siren (1956–58), p. 151 and in Contag, pp. 18–19. Cui Yong (A.D. 133–92) in his treatise on calligraphy, describes characters as appearing ‘to be sitting or walking, flying or moving, sad or happy’. Stream The Art Of The Mad Painter by Yusuke Tsutsumi from desktop or your mobile device 36        Quoted from Siren (1956–58), p. 151. Illustrated in Cahill (1976), pls 40–1. Landscape painting is a creation of the mind and is intrinsically superior art.’ Tang Hou in the 14th century echoed: ‘Landscape is a thing incorporating all the excellencies of creation and it is inexhaustibly protean  … Unless there are “hills and valleys” in one’s breast as vast as immeasurable waves, it is not easy to depict it’. )4 Yiyuan Duoying 19, pp. Collector’s seal at the lower left corner: C. C. Wang. 4.5K likes. On calligraphy, see John Hay, ‘The Human Body as a Microcosmic Source of Macrocosmic Values in Calligraphy’, Susan Bush & Christian Murck (eds), Theories of the Arts in China, Princeton University Press, Princeton, New Jersey, 1983, pp. Arachnarok Spider - Blending! 170–1, 1. The calligrapher and painter can feel the strength (energy, qi) coming up through the whole body and flowing down the arm and out at the tip of the brush. He uses nature as a vehicle (safe from political detection) to express his inner vision of the external world and of human affairs.70 This is illustrated in the recent cultural revolution in China. I have asked people from his village, and they all said: ‘He accomplished it while he was drunk.’ Alas! 29–82. On koan, see Chang Chung-yuan, pp. In the style of Huang Gongwang (1269–1354) (fig 6 ),49 Illustrated in Cahill (1976), pls 40–1. See Giacalone, p. 150. Wu Zhen was a scholar without an official career and had to paint for a living. Zhu Da’s method of painting is reminiscent of the eccentric painters of the ‘untrammelled class’ (yibin) of the 10th century:34 On eccentric painters of the ‘untrammelled class’, see Shujiro Shimada (tr. But when he is sober, you can’t get even a piece of paper or a mere character from him. As in calligraphy, the painter must have the images clearly conceived in his mind before he begins to paint. 68–74. 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