Han Gan, unripe soldier year unspecified, home Tang Hua. Beijing million blue cropland (treat today Shaanxi Xi'an) person, make crossbeam (today Henan unseals) person. Wine shop hire hands ever was when according to legend is junior, aid financially via Wang Wei, learn to draw 10 Yu year and art into. Effigies of draw of arrogate to oneself, character, ghosts and gods, Hua Zhu, be versed in especially picture horse, ceng Shicao bully and value paint from life. Between Xuan Zongnian of experience the Tang Dynasty, be into Gong Feng by call together " consecrate " . After this draws Chen Hong of Home Ma Ming to study a picture with Gongzhong only, but progress is not quite striking, han Gan changes the method with a not sketchy copy later, often go in stable, the characteristics of attentive observation horse, contrast finds out disposition feature of the horse, find out behavioral law of the horse, and various horses on record. The time is long, people often enters stable to Han Gan, move in stable to mix even raise a person to live together feel strange. Han does an answer to say: "I learn picture horse, all Ma Dou is me teachers in stable " . Understand equestrian characteristics for development, he often watchs on a few time gawkishly, the specific detail that does not know other artists is done clearly, remember a heart well to go up. Such time are long, all sorts of substance appearance of the horse, run heroic posture, protean trends, go up naturally when making a picture in paper with respect to appear vividly. The horse that so people praises to Han does the wording and purpose of what one writes is to be able to run the horse that use.
Picture mark basically has " Yao Chong resembles " , " An Lushan resembles " , " Xuan Zong tries Ma Tu " , " peaceful Wang Diaoma plays a ball game graph " , " Long Shuo's hero pursues " , all record at " picture of past dynasties name is written down " , " inside stable drive horse pursues " , " person aning enclosure for storing grain moves Ma Tu " , " Wen Huanglong Ma Tu " wait for 52, collect at " announce and a book on the art of drawing or painting " . Work of be handed down from ancient times has " herd horse pursues " , collection at " name of the Imperial Palace draws 300 kinds " .
Han Gan values paint from life, insist to be division with true horse, all renown horses of Wang Fu are reached in the palace that all over draw, ever made " Yu Huacong pursues " , " the Bai Tu that take night " , " wash Ma Tu " , " authentic Ma Tu " , " steed pursues " , " 6 Ma Tu " , " graph of 8 fine horse " , " 100 horses. Place draw horses, bodily form big and fleshy, the manner is unruffled, scale is precise, change forefathers to draw body of dragon of equestrian Chi neck, bones and muscles to appear in all, attitude flies swiftly upward " Long Ma " style, the picture Maxin style of acting breath when creating rich Cheng Tang. In character, path commentate picture respect, he ever was made " Long Shuo's hero pursues " , " Yao Song and An Lushan pursue " , " Li Bai Feng Guantu " , " 5 king go on a journey pursues " , " beard bodhi pursues " , " next Maitreyas giving birth to be angry.