According to "Haiyu Painting Garden Lue", there were Xie Tingzhi, Wang Gui, Xie Bocheng and Miao Yi in Changshu of Yuan Dynasty, but no works were circulated, so we could not get a glimpse of their style and features. According to Haiyu Wenzheng, Chen Xiya, a painter of Changshu in the Yuan Dynasty, wrote a farewell picture of Yushan for a judge of Qin Dynasty, and Lu Zishan, a painter, drew a swimming picture of Haiyu, both of which were prefaced by Zhang, a well-known scholar residing in Changshu in the late Yuan Dynasty. According to legend, after Qin got Chen's map, he couldn't help exclaiming, "I will travel all day and all night to the mountains. "Painters must be painted under their names. Unfortunately, the vicissitudes of the world have gone into oblivion.
History of Painting School
The founding father of the Yushan School of Painting was Wang Qi. Wang Qi (1632-1717) was one of the "Four Kings" in the early Qing Dynasty. He was named Shigu, the name of Yan Gu, the foreign history of Yan Gu and Yan Gu, as well as the name of Tingyan Sanren, Wumu Shan people, Jianmen woodcutter, the owner of Qinghui and Yushan people. Late Qinghui old man, Jiangsu Changshu. Wang Fei was born in a literary family. He loved painting when he was young. Because he was poor, he copied many famous paintings of Song and Yuan Dynasty. He used the methods of Song and Yuan Dynasties to appreciate and copy traditional paintings. He once copied Huang Gongwang's Fuchun Mountain Residence Picture in the Yuan Dynasty. Many lost ancient paintings since Song Dynasty were often copied by Wang Fei. With handed down manuscripts. Zhang Ke in the first Shiyi was instructed by Wang Jian and Wang Shimin as "two kings". He learned various techniques and integrated them into one furnace. He also advocated taking Lingu as the purpose and taking pen and ink as the center. The design of his works is different from that of the others. His brush and ink are rigorous, calm and vigorous. He has deep skills. He is a master of the ancients but not muddy. This shows that he is superior to the other "three kings" in imitating the ancients. He and Wang Shimin, Wang Jian and Wang Yuanqi are called the "Four Kings". The "Four Kings", together with Wu Li and Yun Shouping, are also called the "Six Schools of the Qing Dynasty". They have been regarded as the authentic representatives of the Qing Dynasty. Among the "Four Kings", Wang Fei is a comparatively comprehensive artist with outstanding achievements. His landscape paintings are skilled in brush and ink, and have a profound skill. His style of painting has influenced the painting circle for hundreds of years, and he is respected as a great master of traditional brush and ink in the Qing Dynasty. In his early years, his painting style tended to be beautiful, but in his later years, he began to pay attention to observing nature, and his style turned to vigorous and vigorous.