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Synopsis: Little is known about the Buddhist monk Xugu (Hsu-ku, 1823-1896), a pioneer of the Shanghai school of Painting and one of the most individualistic painters in Chinese history. This volume presents and analyzes the sparse and often contradictory references to this enigmatic but important figure and offers a previously unpublished collection of his paintings with an in-depth analysis of their images, inscription, and seals. A sickly child from a poor farming, Qi Baishi (Ch'i Pai-shih, 1863-1957) began his career as a carpenter and wood carver and went on to carve seals and paint, eventually becoming one of the most important Chinese artists of the last century, a man hailed as "China's Picasso." Incorporating information from Qi Baishi's own autobiographical writings as well as numerous other sources, the author constructs a multilayered portrait.
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Xugu, a 19th-century monk painter, and Qi Baishi, a painter of peasant origin whose 70-year career spanned from the late 19th century to 1957, are considered artists who carried on the traditional manner of Chinese painting into the modern era and whose works are widely collected today. Tsao provides substantial introductory essays covering the life and work of each painter, along with some reference to previous criticism and scholarship. The historical materialist flavor of Tsao's accounts is in keeping with the acceptance of both artists as masters in the Republic of China. Large color reproductions of 33 paintings by Xugu and 45 by Qi Baishi are accompanied by lengthy annotations. Suitable for scholars and specialists in the field as well as general readers.
Kathryn W. Finkelstein, M.Ln., Cincinnati
Copyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc.
Title: Jung Ying Tsao
Publisher: Far East Fine Arts
Publication Date: 1993
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