Publisher: University of Hawaii Press (January 31, 2015)
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The enigmatic chinese language monk-painter Xugu (1823–1896), together with his bold brush options and implicit expression of non secular perception, sticks out between impressive innovators within the past due Qing interval. regardless of the political upheaval and cultural decay of his day, he tapped the inventive spring of Chan (Zen) Buddhism to advance a hugely own and glossy visible language in the calligraphic idiom of conventional students' paintings. His snap shots and landscapes, with his depictions of plants, culmination, and animals, exhibit quiet splendor, sensitivity, ethereality – and now and then humor – whilst they shock with their unconventionality and tendency towards abstraction. This monograph, illustrated in complete colour, examines seventeen work and one infrequent paintings of calligraphy by means of this striking artist within the context of his existence and stylistic improvement. The inclusion of a portrait by way of of his shut affiliates presents standpoint at the enduring influence of Xugu's very important breakthroughs at the burgeoning paintings heart of nineteenth-century Shanghai and past.