[王铎]

Wang Duo [1592-1652]



Wang Duo was born in Mengjin, Henan Province. He is also known by his literary names of Shiqiao, ChiAn, etc. He was reconized during the Ming Dynasty and was appointed as the Scholar of the court in the Qing Dynasty. He was famous of his style to add importance to expressing emotion in his calligraphy.

Wang Duo [Wang To] (1592-1652), the representative romanticist of late Ming times, transcribed the last part of the "Kuan-chun-tieh" and the first part of "Chun-nien-tieh", both of which are letters and included in the second volume of Chun-hua-ke-tieh written by Chang Chih. The calligrpaher has completely assimilated Wang Hsi-chih's style, and this work exemplifies Wang Duoo's talent in the fluent and vigorous brush work and the ingenious composition freely using the continuous script. It was produced when Wang Duo was fifty-six.
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