Elegance and Calmness Beauty of Dong Qichang’s Calligraphy and Painting Works in the Ming Dynasty


The calligraphy and paintings works of the Ming Dynasty once occupied an important position in the history of Chinese calligraphy and painting art. In this period, the form of painting has undergone a deeper innovation base on the expression techniques of the traditional creation of the Song Dynasty and Yuan Dynasty. Especially in the premise of the continuous development of social economy, literature and art have been prosperous unprecedentedly, and many famous calligraphers and painters of the Ming Dynasty have emerged. Dong Qichang, as a master of painting art in the Ming Dynasty, organically combined the thought and emotion, content and form of the art works, forming an artistic feature with personal style and creative charm. This paper takes Dong Qichang, a painter of the Ming Dynasty, as the research object, to explore the elegance and calm beauty of Dong Qichang’s paintings from different aspects such as the structure of works, the outline of temperament and the spiritual realm.


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