Dong Qichang's Characters in Ming Dynasty
Dong Qichang (1555-1636), from Huating (now Shanghai). The word Xuanzai is called Sibai and Xiangguang Gushi. In the sixteenth year of Wanli (1588), Jinshi, an official, went to Nanjing Ritual Department to write a book, Ji Wenmin. Dong Qichang is good at painting landscapes. He imitates Dong Yuan, Juran, Huang Gongwang and Ni Zan. His brushwork is elegant and neutral, quiet and sparse. His ink is clear and meaningful, and his style is simple and elegant. With Buddhist Zen figurative painting and advocating the theory of "North and South Sect", it is an outstanding representative of "Huating Painting School" and has the beauty of "Yan Gu Zhao Zi".