Four Wangs

The Four Wangs (Chinese: 四王; pinyin: Sì Wáng; Wade–Giles: Ssŭ Wang) were four Chinese landscape painters in the 17th century, all called Wang (surname Wang). They are best known for their accomplishments in shan shui painting.

The painters [ edit ]

They were Wang Shimin (1592–1680), Wang Jian (1598–1677), Wang Hui (1632–1717) and Wang Yuanqi (1642–1715).[1] They were members of the group known as the Six Masters of the early Qing period.[1]

Philosophy [ edit ]

The Four Wangs represented the so-called "orthodox school" of painting at the time. The school was based on the teachings of Dong Qichang (1555-1636). It was “orthodox” in the Confucian sense of continuing traditional modes.[2]

References [ edit ]

  1. ^ a b Cihai: Ci hai bian ji wei yuan hui (辞海编辑委员会). Ci hai (辞海). Shanghai: Shanghai ci shu chu ban she (上海辞书出版社), 1979 Page 757.
  2. ^ "Four Wangs | Chinese Painting | China Online Museum". Retrieved 2019-12-23.

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