Wang Wei - Fu Sheng Expounding the Classic
Wang Wei (701-761) was one of the most famous men of arts and letters during the Tang dynasty (618-907), one of the golden ages of Chinese cultural history. He is also called Wang Youcheng (Minister Wang of the Right). Wang Wei is popularly known as a model of humanistic education as expressed in poetry, music, and painting. In the 17th century the writer on art Dong Qichang established Wang as the founder of the revered Southern school of painter-poets, whom Dong characterized as more concerned with personal expression than surface representation.