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Corridor Through the Pines
13th century - 14th century

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Creator Name: artist unknown
Creator Nationality: Asian; Far East Asian; Chinese
Creator Name-CRT: Artist unknown
Title: Corridor Through the Pines
View: front
Creation Start Date: 1200
Creation End Date: 1399
Creation Date: 13th century - 14th century
Object Type: Paintings
Materials and Techniques: ink and colors on silk; oval fan
Dimensions: H.9-11/16 x W.9-1/2 in.
Inscriptions: STAMP; LABEL
AMICA Contributor: The Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Owner Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
ID Number: 99.17.1
Credit Line: Gift of Joan Wurtele

This small oval ink painting displays the landscape subject matter and "one corner" compositional device associated with Hsia Kuei (active 1180-1224) and other artists of the Southern Sung painting academy.

A series of structures linked by a long, covered walkway are shown nestled into pine covered mountain slopes overlooking a mist shrouded valley. The vision is of a harmonious, inviting, and controlled environment. Replacing the immeasurable vastness of earlier Northern Sung ink landscape painting is a somewhat more limited and restrained view of nature reflecting the shift toward the poetic, intimate, and more impressionistic vision of the Southern Sung academy.

AMICA ID: MIA_.99.17.1
Component Measured: overall
Measurement Unit: in
AMICA Library Year: 2002
Media Metadata Rights: ? The Minneapolis Institute of Arts

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