Mi Fu, 1051-1107

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Fu, Mi
Photographer: Arthur Llewellyn Basham

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Mi Fu was born in Kiangsu and entered official life as secretary of the Board of Rites and Court painter. He founded s chool of painting characterised by its bold and vigorous brush-work, and yet delicate in the composition of its exquisite landscapes. He wrote poetry, critical essays and colophons as well as leaving important treatises on paintings and calligraphy.

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China, portraits, diagrams & drawings, book scan

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