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Fang Congyi or Fang Ts’ung-I; Style Name: Wuyu, Sobriquets: Fanghu, Jinmen Yuke, Bumang Doarenlocked

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Chinese, 14th century, male.

Active during the second half of the 14th century.

Born in Guixi (Jiangxi).

Painter.

Fang Congyi, a Taoist monk at the Shangqing temple in his native province, is known as a landscape artist and for his spontaneous, splashy style and his rapid execution with a loaded brush. He gives a very subtle rendering of misty landscapes. Highly appreciated in his time, his style is reminiscent of that of the great landscape painter Gao Kegong (c....

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