Meaning of 顾恺之

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kǎi zhī (Trad.: 顧愷之)
Gu Kaizhi or Ku K'aichih (346-407), famous painter of Eastern Jin dynasty, one of the Four Great Painters of the Six dynasties 六朝四大家
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Nanjing scholars such as Wang Xizhi and Gu Kaizhi were laying the foundations for the unique style of Chinese paintings and calligraphy.
Stories from the countryside talk about the legend of great hunters selecting rabbit fur as the pre-eminent choice for fine calligraphy brushes, the first and finest being from Nanjing.
According to historical records, Gu created more than 70 paintings based on historical stories, Buddha, human figures, birds, animals, mountains and rivers.
However, his theory of "spirit out of form" in his aesthetics has left a great impact upon and a big controversy among future generations.
It is said to go back to the painter Ku K'ai-chi, who lived in the fourth century AD.