ˇˇ Introduction
ˇˇ Theoretical Thinking
ˇˇ Integrative Art
ˇˇ Stories
ˇˇ Exotic Artists
ˇˇ Chinese Gongbi
ˇˇ Chinese Xieyi
ˇˇ Gongbi & Xieyi
Chinese Mogu
ˇˇ   Flowers and Birds
ˇˇ Chinese Baimiao
ˇˇ Ink
ˇˇ Gouaches
ˇˇ Pen Drawing
ˇˇ Flower and Bird
ˇˇ Landscape
ˇˇ Portrait
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Mogu is also named boneless painting, in other words, it is a painting without the outline but with forms achieved by washes of ink and color.

The name of Mogu was appeared in a book by Guo Ruo Xu in Song Dynasty (960 - 1127).   

Instead of using the ink lines, Mogu painting uses colors or colored lines and colored gradation to create a painting.   

Mogu was created by Zhang Zengyao in the Northern and Southern Dynasties (420-589).   

In the Five Dynasties (907-960), Huang Quan significantly developed it to paint trees and flowers.

In Tang Dynasty (618 - 917), Yang Sheng mastered and developed it.

In Ming Dynasty (1368 to 1644), Xu Wei developed it again and he started applying this technique in landscape.   

In Qing Dynasty (1644-1911), Yun Shouping (Yun Nantian) made it famous and Ren Bonian, Wu Changshuo developed it forward.   

Mogu painting has been a small stream in Chinese painting history since it was created, but, there are no many famous Mogu paintings to be passed down.   

I started to touch Mugo painting after I entered in China Central Academy of Fine Arts.

According to my instructor:   

-- Chinese Mogu Painting is a painting that uses the methods of Chinese Xieyi, to meet the result of Chinese Gongbi painting. Therefore, it is between the Chinese Gongbi and Chinese Xieyi.   

-- "Mogu" in Chinese is means "There Is no Bone". Since ink line is the Bone of Chinese painting, there is no bone, means artists do not paint the Chinese with ink lines, but create a painting with colors or colored line directly.   

-- Instead of use the Ink Line, Chinese Mogu uses the colors directly.   

Here are some of my Chinese Mogu paintings that also my assignements in Chinese National Academy of Arts and China Central Academy of Fine Arts and hope you enjoy them and be some help with you to learn Chinese art and culture.

If you have any questions, comments or suggestions, welcome to write to shirley@ebridge.cn,you can also publish your opinions on Message Board . :-)   

--Shirley Zhang
March 4, 2013

Flowers and Birds

This is my 85thChinese Mogu Painting and my 1391 painting since 2003,...more

This is my 84thChinese Mogu Painting and my 1391 painting since 2003,my 670th...more

This is my 83dChinese Mogu Painting and my 1344 painting since 2003,my 626th ...more

This is my 82ndChinese Mogu Painting and my 1343 painting since 2003,my 625th...more

This is my 79thChinese Mogu Painting and my 1328th painting since 2003,my 609...more

This is my 78thChinese Mogu Painting and my 1327th painting since 2003,my 609...more

This is my 77thChinese Mogu Painting and my 1215th painting since 2003,my 519...more

This is my 75thChinese Mogu Painting and my 1095th painting since 2003.

This is my 74thChinese Mogu Painting and my 1094th painting since 2003.
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