Pa-ta-shan-jen was the style name of Chu Ta (1626-1705), who came from the Ming
imperial family. He became a Buddhist monk after the fall of the dynasty and
led a secluded life. His unique painting and calligraphy, which is free from the
mundane, are highly eveluated. The artist uses a well-used brush for this work.
The slow movement of the brush as well as the supple and the astute and simple
brush strokes are representative characteristics of the artist.
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