The fairy land of peach blossoms/ink and color painting
I read Mr. Yu Jian fang’s “History of Chinese Painting,” in which he mentioned the four Wang of early Qing Dynasty and said: “The Qing dynasty’s landscape paintings have highly enthroned the four masters of the Yuan Dynasty in which Huang Kuan Wan was the most highly praised since the four Wang succeeded to Dong’s (Dong Chi Chang) and Chen’s (Chen Chi Zu) domination in early Qing’s painting field. The fame has been built as the master’s character, painters learnt and followed the master’s painting skills but also self-restricted, no creation and innovation…..landscape painting at that moment became dull and unlively”.
A painter who devoted himself to learning and imitating someone’s painting skill his lifetime but did not dare to change or overpass the master’s painting skill for his whole life. I have no idea and do not know how and why a painter who is always keeping this kind of painting attitude still get his name and fame in the painting history.@