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Ming Dynasty Painter Wen Boren 明文伯仁画选

By |五月 20th, 2015|Artist, Artwork, Chinese Traditional Painting, Imperial China, Landscape Painting, Ming dynasty, Paintings, Timeline|

  Wen Boren (文伯仁1502-1575), Chinese Ming Dynasty painter, was born in a literary family in Suzhou, Jiangsu Province. His uncle is famous artist Wen Zhengming (文徵明1470-1559). Boren’s early years of learning, cultivation and painting skills were heavily influenced by Suzhou local culture traditions and Wen Zhengming. After his middle age, Wen Boren had traveled to

Xian Yushu “Han Yu’s Solution of Learning Progress” 鲜于枢《进学解卷》

By |五月 18th, 2015|Artwork, Calligraphy, Imperial China, Timeline, Yuan dynasty|

Xian Yushu "Han Yu's Solution of Learning Progress" is a calligraphy artwork written by Yuan Dynasty famous calligrapher Xian Yushu (鲜于枢). The size of the calligraphy scroll is 49.1 cm high and 795.5 cm wide. Now it is collected in the Beijing Capital Museum. The scroll was written by Xian Yushu in the running script

Song Dynasty Ru Ware 宋代汝窑瓷器

By |五月 18th, 2015|Artwork, Ceramics, Imperial China, Song dynasty, Timeline|

Ru ware(汝窑) is the rarest of all Chinese major ceramic wares and considered as the treasure of the Chinese traditional ceramic firing process. Appeared in the late Northern Song Dynasty, Ru is ranked as the top one of the five famous kilns in the Song Dynast. Ru was named after the kiln in Ruzhou territory

Huang Shiling Seal Collections 黄士陵印谱

By |五月 14th, 2015|Artwork, Imperial China, Qing dynasty, Seals, Timeline|

Jin Wangxun Boyuan Tie 晋王珣伯远帖

By |五月 3rd, 2015|Artwork, Calligraphy, Imperial China, Jin|

Wang Xun (350-401), Jin dynasty (265-420) Undated, handscroll, ink on paper, 25.1 × 17.2 cm This set of letters by Wang Xun is the only authentic signed work from the Jin dynasty. Written in an easy and free style, it is a letter to Boyuan. Wang Xun excelled at running-cursive script. In the Southern Song

Wang Xizhi Calligraphy Pingan Tie (Complete Scroll) 王羲之平安帖全卷

By |五月 3rd, 2015|Calligraphy, Imperial China, Tang dynasty, Timeline|

The caoshu (cursive script) calligraphy piece Ping'an Tie (Safety Wish Script), by Wang Xizhi, a renowned calligrapher of the Eastern Jin Dynasty (317-420), was recognized as a most valuable master piece, once praised by Emperor Qianlong and had been owned by many famous collectors in history. Wang Xizhi, who lived in the Jin Dynasty around

Wang Xizhi “Sheng Jiao Xu” 王羲之圣教序

By |五月 2nd, 2015|Artwork, Calligraphy, Imperial China, Tang dynasty, Timeline|

"Da Tang Sanzang Sheng Jiao Xu" 《大唐三藏圣教序》 is an inscription written by Li Shimin (597-649, an emperor in Tang Dynasty) to memorialize Chinese famous Buddhist monk Xuanzang (玄奘596-664 Tang Dynasty). "Da Tang Sanzang Sheng Jiao Xu" was first written in calligraphy by Chu Suiliang (褚遂良596-658, a famous calligrapher active in Tang Dynasty) and engraved by

Yuan Dynasty Painter Ma Wan 元代画家马琬

By |四月 28th, 2015|Artist, Artwork, Chinese Traditional Painting, Imperial China, Landscape Painting, Paintings, Timeline, Yuan dynasty|

Ma Wan (马琬, 馬琬) was Chinese famous landscape painter in Yuan Dynasty (1271–1368) and he was also an accomplished poet and calligrapher. Ma Wan has a courtesy name Wenbi (文璧) and two pseudonyms Ludunsheng (鲁钝生) and Guanyuanren (灌园人) as well. Ma was born in Jiangning (江宁) and lived in Songjiang (松江) over a long period

The Lantingji Xu Copy by Feng Chengsu 馮承素摹蘭亭序

By |四月 27th, 2015|Artwork, Calligraphy, Featured Post, Imperial China, Tang dynasty, Timeline|

The Lantingji Xu (simplified Chinese: 兰亭集序; traditional Chinese: 蘭亭集序; pinyin: Lántíngjí Xù; Wade–Giles:Lant'ingchi Hsü; literally: "Preface to the Poems Collected from the Orchid Pavilion") or Lanting Xu (蘭亭序) is a famous work of calligraphy by Wang Xizhi (王羲之), composed in the year 353. Written in semi-cursive script, it is among the best known and often

Royal Seal Collections of Emperor Qianlong 乾隆御玺

By |四月 19th, 2015|Artwork, Imperial China, Qing dynasty, Seals, Timeline|

Royal Seal Collections of Emperor Qianlong 乾隆御玺