Chen Hongshou (1768-1822) was born in Qiantang, Zhejiang (now Hangzhou). The word is Gong, and the name is Mansheng. Jiaqing Bagong. Calligraphy, calligraphy and seal cutting. He is a master of the Qing Dynasty art scene.

Chen Hongshou has a wide range of art expertise and is highly accomplished. He is one of the famous "Xiling Eight Schools". His seal carvings were in and out of the Qin and Han dynasties, his paintings were good at landscapes and flowers, and his calligraphy was most famous in the official script. His calligraphy is best known in official script and running script. His official script is fresh and unrestrained, and his body is free. It was an innovative style at the time, interspersed with shifts, and contrasted with each other. He studied Han steles extensively, and he was especially good at absorbing nourishment from the stone carvings of the Han Moya cliffs. In his writing, he formed a personal appearance full of gold and stone air and peculiar structure. The strokes are round and vigorously inserted, like a silver-painted iron hook, the artistic conception is sparse and simple, and the porcelain is strong and peculiar. Compared with the previous official scripts, Chen Hongshou's official script has the characteristics of "crazy and strange", which shows that he has the courage and ability to innovate, but in terms of composition and composition, the pen still adheres to the ancient law, the pen is the center of the pen, and the back of the paper is strong.

In the Jiaqing period of the Qing Dynasty, the famous pot maker Yang Pengnian (word Erquan, named Dapeng) cooperated with Chen Hongshou. The pot was designed by Chen Hongshou, Yang Pengnian made blanks, and then inscribed by Chen Hongshou. "Man Sheng pot." "Mansheng Pot" is a model of successful coordination between literati and zisha pot artists. The emergence of "Mansheng Pot" made the purple clay pot of this period move to a higher artistic level.


"Seven Character Couplets in Official Script (《隶书七言联》)"