A scroll painting of a blossoming plum branch by Wang Mian, who inscribed six poems on the painting. Four of his contemporaries also added their own poems; calligraphy often served as a frame for the images or became an integral part of the composition.

Wang Mian was a Yuan dynasty (1279–1368) painter most renowned for his momei (ink plum) paintings on silk and paper. In his compositions he integrated pictures and

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By |2014-12-16T16:54:33-05:00January 22nd, 2012|Berkshire Encyclopedia of China, Biography, History, Arts, and Culture|Comments Off on WANG Mian (Wáng Miǎn 王冕)|Wáng Miǎn 王冕 (WANG Mian)

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