Walking in Green-Wood Cemetery

Green-Wood Cemetery
Green-Wood Cemetery

Geo and I spent one afternoon at the Green-Wood Cemetery looking for tomb stones of famous artists  It was very challenging, but a rewarding one because we walked a lot in the serene cemetery. Some of the tombs are not easy to find, even with a map. And some, to our surprise, look meager or at least not compatible to the artist’s fame. In anticipating an upcoming post about the artists buried in the cemetery, here is a teaser post.

Take a  deep breadth and try our quiz. If you need hint, check the slide show at the bottom.

About Hui

Wang Hui lived from 1632 – 1717 and followed in the footprints of his great grandfathers, grandfather, father and uncles and learned painting at a very early age. He was later taught by two contemporary masters, Zhang Ke and Wang Shimin, who taught him to work in the tradition of copying famous Chinese paintings. This is most likely the reason why critics claim that his work is conservative and reflects the Yuan and Song traditions. One critic claimed that “his landscape paintings reflect his nostalgic attachment to classical Chinese aesthetics. Along with the other Wangs, Wang Hui helped to perpetuate the tradition of copying the ancient masters rather than creating original work.

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