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Frontiers in Art Research, 2021, 3(4); doi: 10.25236/FAR.2021.030410.

The "Imitation Complex" in Paintings of Wang Yuanqi


Shuang Liu1, Yu Chen2,*

Corresponding Author:
Yu Chen

1Academy of Fine Arts, Sichun Minzu College, Kangding 626001, China

2School of Art and Design, Yellow River Conservancy Technical Institute, Kaifeng 475001, China 

*Corresponding author e-mail: [email protected] 


"Pre-imitation" is the main way to learn traditional Chinese painting, and it carries learners' importance and attitude towards learning traditions. Wang Yuanqi, one of the four kings in the early Qing Dynasty, studied painting and inherited family studies. Under the influence of Wang Shimin and Wang Jian, he liked to copy masterpieces from the Five Dynasties to Yuan Dynasty, and finally formed a unique style of painting. This article discusses Wang Yuanqi's own way of copying from the aspects of writing, copying, and creating new ideas, and intends to explore the characteristics of his painting art.


Wang Yuanqi, imitation, art

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Shuang Liu, Yu Chen. The "Imitation Complex" in Paintings of Wang Yuanqi. Frontiers in Art Research (2021) Vol. 3, Issue 4: 51-55. https://doi.org/10.25236/FAR.2021.030410.


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