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Wang Meng

 (1308 - 1385)
Wang Meng was active/lived in China.  Wang Meng is known for Landscape painting, heavy texture.

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Wang Meng


Wang Meng was a Chinese painter during the Yuan Dynasty. He was born in Huzhou, now known as Wuxing, Zhejiang. He was a maternal grandson of Zhao Mengfu, thus making him a descendant of the Song Dynasty's royal bloodline.

Wang Meng is considered to be one of the Four Masters of the Yuan Dynasty, along with Huang Gongwang, Wu Zhen, and Ni Zan. They famously refused to serve the Mongolian rulers of their country. In contrast to many renowned painters in previous history, these artists mostly worked on paper instead of silk, an indication of the importance they gave to the calligraphic touch of the brush on paper. They exclusively painted landscapes, which they believed to be the visible key to the invisible reality. They restricted the  ...  Displaying 750 of 1792 characters.



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About  Wang Meng

Born:  1308 - Huzhou (Wuxing) Zhejiang, China
Died:   1385
Known for:  Landscape painting, heavy texture