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Zhao Mengfu a Chinese Scholar and Painter

Zhao Mengfu has been honored as an early master within the tradition of the literati painters, who sought personal expression rather than the representation of nature. Zhao Mengfu paintings were among the first after the collapse of the Song dynasty … Continue reading

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Chinese Orchid Paintings

The beauty and grace of the orchids, which belong to the category of bird-and-flower painting in Chinese art, are fragile in form, with no violent tendencies. They are highly valued for their delicate fragrance and always associated with elefgance. The … Continue reading

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Four Gentlemen in Chinese Paintings

In Chinese art, plants including  the orchid, the bamboo, the chrysanthemum, and the plum blossom are called The Four Gentlemen. The Four Gentlemen, also called the Four Noble Ones, The term compares the four plants to Confucianist junzi, or "gentlemen". They … Continue reading

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