Four Gentlemen VS Four Treasures

What is the deference between Four Gentlemen and Four Treasures?

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What inspires you to paint? Some questions about inspiration asked to Yuming Zhu.
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Consistency VS Spontaneity

Consistency is safe, yet for Sumi art, spontaneity is more valued. When I paint I am guided by my mood, not not by printing technique. Embrace the imperfection and enjoy the energy from me onto the painting. Something about the Chop: lots of chips on characters, on borderlines could be created intentionally or by accident. Some great masters' seal could have very fine line characters, and neatly arranged, but full of energy. Only machine carved, or commercially done chops look "perfect" but no energy.
   Energy        Fine line yet with energy
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