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 ]
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.
References [ edit ]
- 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.
- "Four Wangs | Chinese Painting | China Online Museum". www.chinaonlinemuseum.com. Retrieved 2019-12-23.
Further reading [ edit ]
- Fong, Wen C.; et al. (2008). Landscapes clear and radiant: the art of Wang Hui (1632-1717). New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art. ISBN 9781588392916.
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- Four Wangs' Painting Galleries at China Online Museum