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Guo Xi

Last mentioned in Shanghai : China
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Guo Xi's Biography

Guo Xi (Chinese: 郭熙; pinyin: Guō Xī; Wade–Giles: Kuo Hsi) (c. 1020–c. 1090) Chinese landscape painter from Henan Province who lived during the Northern Song dynasty. One text entitled "The Lofty Message of Forest and Streams" (Linquan Gaozhi 林泉高致) is attributed to him. The work covers a variety of themes centered around the appropriate way of painting a landscape. He was a court professional, a literatus, well-educated painter who developed an incredibly detailed system of idiomatic brushstrokes which became important for later painters. One of his most famous works is Early Spring, dated 1072. The work demonstrates his innovative techniques for producing multiple perspectives which he called "the angle of totality." This type of visual representation is also called "Floating Perspective," a technique which displaces the static eye of the viewer and highlights the differences between Chinese and Western modes of spatial representation.

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  • Art Review: ‘Revolutionary Ink': Wu Guanzhong Paintings at Asia Society

      News Source: The New York Times | over 1 year ago
    July 19, 2012 Oil paint and ink are two blades of the same pair of scissors, the Chinese painter Wu Guanzhong once wrote. In a survey of his late work, Revolutionary Ink: The Paintings of Wu Guanzhong , at Asia Society, you can see how deftly he
  • Movie Review | 'True Legend': A Martial Artist in Action

      News Source: The New York Times | almost 3 years ago
    Movie Review 'True Legend' Indomina Releasing Gordon Liu, top, and Jay Chou in True Legend, by Yuen Woo Ping. Published: May 12, 2011 After a stirring opening battle, however, the fights in True Legend become pretty routine. And beyond some lovely
  • He just became a dad less than a month ago

      News Source: The Electric News Paper | over 3 years ago
    Life for Mr Chen Guo Xing, 32, an army regular, was full of hope. To save money and prepare for his child's future, he sold his car in May and switched to a motorcycle...The accident happened while Mr Chen was travelling along Hougang Avenue 7

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