Eight Eccentrics of Yangzhou is the name for a group of eight Chinese painters known in the Qing dynasties (1644-1911) for rejecting the orthodox ideas about painting in favor of a style deemed expressive and individualist.
The term was also used because each has strong personality and variance with the conventions of time. Most of them were from impoverished or troubled backgrounds. Generally, the term is more of a statement about their style rather than being a judgment of them, as personally being among the history's noted eccentrics.
Most of the flower and bird paintings of the Eight Eccentric Painters were drawn in free-style and sketches, their paintings were unconventional, reflecting strong subjective moods. Their creative thinking is the valuable cultural heritage for us to study and pass down in generations to come.
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