• Found in the age of Three Kingdoms (220 - 265 AD ) at the Wu kingdom, which is located in the southeast China.• “Cao Buxing” is the founder of Chinese Buddhism Paintings.
Cao Buxing (曹不興) The painter of Eastern Wu ( Ruled by Sun Quan ). Father of Chinese Buddhist painting. Famous in drawing dragon, horse, tiger, and human portraits. Sun Quan build a temple for Kang Shanghui
Wei Xie (衛協) Apprentice of Cao Buxing Export in painting god and Buddha One of the painting sage
Lu Tanwei (陸探微) Export in painting portraits palace painter for the empire
Zhang Sengyou (張僧繇) Export in drawing portrait and Buddhism paintings Most of paintings are frescos and murals Come out a Different style then Lu Tanwei and Cao Buxing Zhang style • "Sparse character”picture with out bones • The used of color create a sense of 3 dimension
Cao Zhongda (曹仲達) From central Asia Export in portraits and clay Cao Style • Clothes are tight with Dense thin lines • Like wearing on a wet clothe • This style directly influence Sui, Tang and Song Chinese Buddhist painters.
Wu Daozi (吳道子) Expert in Buddhist paintings and portraits Most of his paintings are fresco and murals Wu style Cloths and sleeves are loose
Buddhist painting beforeTang Dynasty (618 -907) , reflects solemnBuddha and bodhisattva withcalm and quiet looks.
After Song Dynasty, literatipainting becomeflourished, which makeChinese Buddhist paintingdivided into two schools. Oneinherited the Old rule andanother to uninhibitedtreacherous.
Li Gonglin (李公麟) Export in portrait, Buddhist, Taoism, and horse painting. Paint with lines which is called the “white sketch.” His style was influence by Wu daozi
Liang Kia (梁楷) Expert in painting land scape and portraits The most famous for developing the “Xie Yi”painting. Evoke the subject with minimal details.
Ding Yunpeng (丁雲鵬) Expert at painting portrait and Buda His style was influence by the Wen school.
Ding Guanpeng (丁觀鵬) He study oil painting Spend about 50 year in Palace painting academy. Expert in painting Buddhist and landScape Paint in 3D
• Combination of Eastern and Western style• Some times with cartoon characters• More idealized Buddhist painting