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Gensho  

Japanese, 12th century, male.

Born 1146; died 1206.

Painter. Religious subjects.

Gensho was a priest at the Getsujo-in temple on Mount Koyasan. He specialised in painting Buddhist subjects.

Tazawa, Yutaka: Biographical Dictionary of Japanese Art, Kodansha International Ltd, Tokyo, 1981.

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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 ...

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Khocho  

M. Yaldiz

[Karakhoja; Qočo; Chin. Gaochang]

Site 47 km south-east of Turfan in the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region of China. The most important complexes of monasteries in the Khocho area are Idikutshahri, Lenger, Senghim and Bezeklik. To the west of the town is the Chinese necropolis of Astana. The earliest evidence of settlement in the area is that a ruler of the Tujue dynasty, probably of Turkish origin, had an inscription placed on a temple of Maitreya, the Future Buddha, in Khocho in ad 445. Chinese, Sogdians and Tokharians also lived here between the 5th and 7th century. Khocho was occupied by forces of the Tang dynasty in 640. A brief Tibetan interregnum (c. 790–843) ended when the Uygurs established their kingdom here. From the evidence of their manuscripts and art objects, the Uygurs not only observed the Buddhist cult but also practised Nestorian Christianity and Manichaeism (see also Central Asia §II 1., (v)...

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Ma Fen  

Chinese, 12th century, male.

Active during the first half of the 12th century.

Born in Hezhong (Shanxi).

Painter. Religious subjects, figures, landscapes.

Ma-Fen was a painter of Buddhist and animal figures and a member ( daizhao) of the academy of fine arts in the court of Kaifeng in about ...

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Chinese, 10th century, male.

Activec.933-965.

Born in Guanghan (Sichuan).

Painter. Religious subjects, figures, landscapes, animals.

Qiu Wenbo painted buddhist and Taoist figures but also landscapes and buffaloes, of which one attributed work, Meeting of Intellectuals, remains in the National Palace Museum in Taipei next to a painting by Yan Liben on a similar subject preserved in the Boston Museum of Fine Art. Qiu’s work is also embellished with a landscape....

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Japanese, 20th century, male.

Born 1894, in Shizuoka (Kyuchu Island).

Painter, sculptor. Religious subjects.

Sawada Masahiro obtained a diploma from the department of sculpture at the University of Fine Arts in Tokyo. He specialised in Buddhist sculpture working mainly for the temples. From 1921 his work appeared in many group and individual exhibitions in Tokyo....

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Shi Ke  

Chinese, 10th century, male.

Born in Zhendu (Sichuan).

Painter. Religious subjects, figures, scenes with figures.

Little is known of the life of this artist, a self-styled ch’an Buddhist adept whose extravagant behaviour has passed into legend. According to one document from the first half of the 9th century, Shi Ke was a robust, straightforward fellow who liked to shock people and who preferred to paint rough, jolly rustics. Another text describes him as having absolutely no respect for rules and models. It describes his painting as hideously bizarre - unworthy of attention from civilised people. His work - or at least copies of it - so roundly condemned by the Chinese literati found ready acceptance, even deep appreciation, in Japan. The ...

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Shoga  

Japanese, 12th century, male.

Active in Kyotoc.1191.

Painter. Religious subjects.

Shoga painted Buddhist subjects. One of his works survives in the Kyoo Gokoku-ji in Kyoto.

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Japanese, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 19 March 1852, in Edo (Tokyo); died 10 October 1934, in Tokyo.

Sculptor. Buddhist subjects. Wood carving, bronze and metalwork.

Takamura Koun exhibited in Paris including at the 1900 Exposition Universelle, where he received a bronze medal. He sought to preserve the art of traditional Japanese wood carving....

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Chinese, 10th century, male.

Active c. 963-975.

Born in Luoyang (Henan).

Painter. Figures, religious subjects.

Wang Guan painted Buddhist and Taoist subjects. He is said to have studied the murals by Wu Daozi (active c. 720-760) in the Luoyang temples and to have imitated them so felicitously that he was dubbed Little Wu. A group of three paintings in the Nationalmuseet, Stockholm, ...

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Chinese, 10th century, male.

Active during the second half of the 10th century.

Born in Nanjing.

Painter. Religious subjects, figures.

Wang Qihan was a member of the painting academy at the court of Li Houzhu (961-975). He painted Buddhist and Taoist figures. The painting Lady and Children Playing...

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Chinese, 11th century, male.

Born in Changsha (Sichuan).

Painter. Religious subjects, figures.

Wu Dongqing was well-known for his Buddhist and Taoist figure paintings.

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Chinese, 12th century, male.

Active in Yunnan.

Painter. Religious subjects.

Although Zhang Shengwen is known only for a single work, Buddhist Images; this painting is clear testimony of the permanence of orthodox Buddhist iconography, as it has unmistakable ties with the frescoes in the Buddhist caves of Dunhuang, which date from the 8th century. Zhang’s lines are extremely delicate and his light colours have great subtlety, while the perfection of his drawing and the finesse of his heads are clear evidence of considerable technical skill. Yet there is nothing original in him; the main elements of his work come straight from the Buddhist art of Dunhuang....

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Zhou XI  

Chinese, 17th century, female.

Active during the second half of the 17th century.

Painter. Religious subjects, portraits.

Zhou Xi was the daughter of Zhou Rongqi. She painted Buddhist figures.

Taipei (National Palace Mus.): Ten Portraits of Arhats (album)