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Wu Daozi [Wu Daoxuan, Wu Tao-hsüan; Wu Tao-tzu]locked

(b Yangzhe [modern Yu xian, Henan Province]; fl c. ad 710–60).
  • Joan Stanley-Baker

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Chinese painter . Later known as Wu Daoxuan, he is a legendary figure said to have depicted human beings, landscapes, architecture, Buddhist deities, demons, birds and animals. Reportedly, he derived his inspiration from wine and had a mercurial, responsive brushstyle, producing breathtaking vistas of natural scenery and figures across vast areas of temple wall....

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