Fine Works of the Ming and Qing Women Painters
(Column Master:Li Shi)
The Ming and Qing dynasties were the very period when ancient women paintings were developing at an unprecedented rate. The amount of women painters and that of their works as well as their artistic expression through painting languages all surpassed the performances of women painters in other dynasties.

The works of women painters in this period were marked with extensive themes such as landscape, flowers and birds and figures, rich techniques as various as fine and freehand brushworks, dark color depiction and ink and wash as well as all kinds of art forms like album, scroll and fan. Although most of these women painters, due to the restrictions of cultural environment, life conditions and ethical and moral standards in that period, failed to form distinctive styles and their achievements in painting languages could not be compared with those of male painters, yet they naturally poured true feelings on their artistic creation so that their works, graceful but slightly melancholy, were characterized by subtle emotions peculiar to women. Their works opened the new field of revealing womenĄŻs emotion world, thus no doubt possessing unique significance in art history of China.

The Palace Museum attaches great importance to the acquisition of ancient women paintersĄŻ works. Through channels like purchase and donation, the Museum collects over 250 works of the Ming and Qing women painters, among which many are representative works of key women painters. This exhibition displays 42 representative works of 27 women painters in the collection of the Palace Museum and gives a glimpse of the basic features of ancient women paintings in China.
Ming
QiuZhu
Ming
Gu Mei
Qing
Fan Jue
Ming
Li Cuilan
Qing
Zhou Shuxi
Qing
Luo Qilan
Ming
Fu Daokun
Qing
Huang Yuanjie
Qing
Huang Zhishu
Ming
Ma Shouzhen
Qing
Wang Duanshu
Qing
Mao Zhou
Ming
Fang Weiyi
Qing
Chen Shu
Qing
Wu Jiu
Ming
Xue Susu
Qing
Ma Quan
Qing
Liao Yunjin
Ming
Wen Shu
Qing
Jiang Jixi
Qing
Wu Yingzhen
Ming
Li Yin
Qing
Yun Bing
Qing
Wu Guichen
Ming
Liu Rushi
Qing
Jiang Shu
Qing
Ren Xia
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