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BaDa ShanRen

BaDa ShanRen (八大山人) is art name of Zhu Da (朱耷, 1626 – 1705). He was descendant of Ming Dynasty’s first emperor Zhu YuanZhang (朱元璋, HongWu Emperor 1328 – 1398). However, after Ming Dynasty collapsed, he became a Buddhist monk and later became Taoist. Taught by Dong QiChang (董其昌, 1555 – 1636), a great landscape painter in Ming Dynasty, BaDa ShanRen developed a very simple, elegant, and peaceful art style. He has a sad life and was once mad. Maybe because of these experiences, he isolated himself from public and devoted all his life to art.

 

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16 thoughts on “Xuan Brushes for Chinese Brush painting and calligraphy

  1. […] Chinese brushes are very particular with thick brush body and fine point allowing the artist to combine a variety of detail strokes and wide brushing.  Xuan brushes are often mentioned with Xuan paper as one of the most famous and expensive brush types in China, they were invented around 2,000 years ago and were sent as tribute to the royal courts since the Tang dynasty. […]

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  3. […] kinds of brushes. For example, some brushes are made with wolf hair [actually weasel – see explanation on brush materials] , some with rabbit hair. Different sizes and types are suitable for different painting […]

  4. […] stick is rubbed on an inkstone and mixed with water as needed.  Freshly mixed ink is used with a Chinese brush with a thick body and a fine tip to produce the whole variety of textures seen in Chinese […]

  5. […] brushes on this site are all handmade Xuan brushes from traditional workshop in Anhui – see our Xuan brush article.  This article explains the range currently […]

  6. […] Chinese brushes are very particular with thick brush body and fine point allowing the artist to combine a variety of detail strokes and wide brushing.  Xuan brushes are often mentioned with Xuan paper as one of the most famous and expensive brush types in China, they were invented around 2,000 years ago and were sent as tribute to the imperial courts since the Tang dynasty. […]

  7. […] stick is rubbed on an inkstone and mixed with water as needed.  Freshly mixed ink is used with a Chinese brush with a thick body and a fine tip to produce the whole variety of textures seen in Chinese art. […]

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  9. Quelle est la réfèrence de la brosse à poils très longs svp

    1. Liliane Berthelet Tourtaud S’il vous plaît référer à ces pinceaux: https://www.inkston.com/fr/?s=%22point+long%22

  10. cant wait to see these …love a long bristle brush

    1. Thank David! They are already for sale and stocked in different countries. 🙂

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