The Easel

‘Alternative Dreams: 17th Century Chinese Paintings From the Tsao Collection’ at LACMA

China’s Ming dynasty (1368 – 1644) was a period of significant artistic achievement and Dong Qichang one of its leading lights. A scholar as well as calligrapher and artist, his concept of painting from nature found many followers. In landscape painting, in particular, his expressive, less academic style was influential for centuries. “China’s Cezanne” is the writer’s summation. More images are here.