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Three Notes from Zhang DaQian to Lo

Zhang Daqian (Chang Ta-ch'ien)

Artwork Details

Three Notes from Zhang DaQian to Lo
20th century
Zhang Daqian (Chang Ta-ch'ien)
ink on paper
13 x 23 in. (33.02 x 58.42 cm)
Gift of Jiu-Fong Lo Chang and Kuei-sheng Chang
2022/2.75.1-3

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Description

Subject Matter:

Zhang Daqian (1899–1983) stands out as one of the most renowned and prolific Chinese artists of the twentieth century. Initially recognized as a traditional Chinese painter, he expanded his artistic repertoire by the 1960s, gaining acclaim as a modern impressionist and expressionist, particularly notable for his unique splash-ink technique.

Zhang learned calligraphy from the renowned late Qing to early Republican period calligraphers. After the 1930s, Zhang Daqian's calligraphy underwent changes, incorporating elements from the brushwork of Song dynasty calligrapher Huang Tingjian, creating his unique approach.

In Zhang's ink works, the strokes appear powerful, yet the strength is not merely for outward expression or tension. Instead, it seamlessly blends strength with emotion, hidden within the strokes and ink.

Physical Description:

Three notes written in black ink on white paper.

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