Huang Quan or Huang Ts’iuan, Huang Ch’uan; nickname: Yaoshu
Chinese, 10th century, male.
Born c. 900, in Chengdu (Sichuan); died 965.
Painter. Religious subjects, flowers, birds.
Huang Quan was a painter in the service of Meng Cheng of the Later Shu kingdom. He painted religious subjects, both Buddhist and Taoist, but mainly flowers and birds, and it was as a flower and bird painter that he was highly appreciated at the Shu court academy. These paintings are very realistic in their detail and imbued with an intense vitality, thanks to a new technique, the so-called ...