Han Gan - Tang Dynasty

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       Han Gan (韓幹, 韩干, ca.715-781) was a Tang Dynasty painter, who, though recorded as having done wall paintings on Buddhist and Daoist themes, is best remembered for his paintings of horses. Han emphasized the strength and nobility of the horses of the Tang Empire by using a tautly controlled line and compositions of great clarity. The horse as a subject of painting was continued by Li Gonglin (李公麟) in the Song Dynasty (960–1279) and by Zhao Mengfu (趙孟頫) in the Yuan Dynasty (1271–1368), among others.

Artworks by Han Gan