Qi Yuan: WANG DUO SHUHUA BIANNIAN TUMU. (Illustrated Chronological Conspectus of the Calligraphy and Painting of Wang Duo). Beijing, 2004. 6, 20, 357 pp. Including 20 pp. of colour plates and the rest of the pages with b/w plates throughout, with 33 pp. of reproductions of seals and signatures. 30x22 cm. Cloth.
We cannot recall seeing such a well-illustrated, systematic treatment of the work of an individual calligrapher. Paintings are included, but Wang Duo (1592-1652) is overwhelmingly known and appreciated as one of the transitional period masters of a vibrant and sinuous cursive style of calligraphy. This book provides a chronological assemblage of accessible pieces, well-reproduced and adequately documented. The text is minimal but there is apparatus, and the collection of seal impressions and signatures enhances a work that is notable for its serious arrangement, offering a uniquely useful overview of the artist's work. In Chinese.
Available, as of: 11/11/2017
Was item 188 in printed List 190.
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