Wall Paintings on Buddhist and Daoist Themes by Han Gan

Han Gan was a Tang Dynasty painter, who, though recorded as having done wall paintings on Buddhist and Daoist themes, is best remembered for his horse paintings.

Han emphasized the strength and nobility of the horses of the Tang Empire by using a tautly controlled line and compositions of great clarity. The horse as a subject of Chinese painting was continued by Li Gonglin in the Song Dynasty (960–1279) and by Zhao Mengfu in the Yuan Dynasty (1271–1368), among others.

Han Gan paintings

Han Gan paintings


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