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【Name】Wen Zhengming's Calligraphy
【category】Calligraphy and painting
Wen Zhengming, (1470-1559), first named Bi, was named Zhengming. Since the age of forty-two, he has used the word Xing, Geng Zi Zheng Zhong, and he is a resident of Hengshan. Born in the official family of Changzhou, the Imperial Academy is waiting for the imperial edict. The life is superior, the family collection classics and the celebrity calligraphy and painting are excellent.
He was hardworking all his life, well-educated since childhood, elegant, skilled in poetry, calligraphy and painting, landscape, flowers and birds, and figures. In his early years, he studied painting with Shen Zhou, and then learned from Dong Yuan, Ju ran, Zhao Mengfu, Wang Meng, and Wu Zhen. He learned from others and formed his own style.
The calligraphy is gentle and vigorous, steady and mature, strict and vivid. Although not vigorous, it has the style of Jin and Tang calligraphy. His style of writing is less fiery. In his writing, he often shows the gentle and elegant spirit. Perhaps the ups and downs of his career have eroded his vigor, while his late success has made his style more stable.