(1596 - 1673)
Yuncong Xiao was active/lived in China. Yuncong Xiao is known for scroll painting.
Biography Yuncong Xiao
Xiao Yuncong was named Xiao Long as a child and was born into a gentry
family in Wuhu in central Anwei. The night before his birth, his father
was said to have dreamed that his son would be the reincarnation of the
tenth century artist Guo Zhongshan. Xiao Yuncong succeeded in all but
the highest level of civil service exams, while also becoming an
accomplished poet, musician and landscape and figure painter. After his
home was destroyed in 1647 during the fall of the Ming dynasty, Xiao
devoted himself to painting and became one of the most versatile and
prolific of the early Anwei masters. As seen in this handscroll, Xiao
Yuncong used the dry brushwork and natural elements reduced to geometric
shapes to create sparse lan
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