Xia Gui / Mountain Market in Clearing Mist / Southern Song dynasty (1127?1279)Xia Gui
Mountain Market in Clearing Mist
Southern Song dynasty (1127?1279)

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Creator Nationality: Asian; Far East Asian; Chinese
Creator Dates/Places: active ca. 1195?1230
Creator Name-CRT: Xia Gui
Title: Mountain Market in Clearing Mist
View: Principal view
Creation Start Date: 1127
Creation End Date: 1279
Creation Date: Southern Song dynasty (1127?1279)
Creation Place: China
Object Type: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects
Materials and Techniques: Album leaf; ink on silk
Dimensions: 9 3/4 x 8 3/8 in. (24.8 x 21.3 cm)
Inscriptions: Signed: "Xia Gui"
Description: This album leaf presents a poetic evocation of one of the Eight Views of the Xiao and Xiang Rivers. Xia's boldly executed brushstrokes and ink dots create an abstract language of visual signs rather than merely descriptive forms: the kinaesthetic brushstrokes, which change effortlessly from outlines and foliage dots to wedge-shaped modeling strokes and ink wash, at once simplify and unify the landscape and human forms, breathing life into the moisture-drenched landscape. It was this brilliantly simplified ink-wash and ax-cut brush idiom, infusing gesture with meaning, that paved the way for the calligraphic revolution of expressive brushwork in the ensuing Yuan dynasty .
AMICA Contributor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Owner Location: New York, New York
ID Number: 13.100.102
Credit Line: John Stewart Kennedy Fund, 1913
Copyright: Copyright ? 2002 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. All rights reserved.
Rights: http://www.metmuseum.org/education/er_photo_lib.asp
AMICA ID: MMA_.13.100.102
AMICA Library Year: 2002
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright (c) 2002 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. All Rights Reserved

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