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Title
Wind and Snow in the Fir-pines mid to late 13 century A.D
Creator
Kuo Min (Guo Min)
Date Created and/or Issued
mid to late 13 century A.D
Publication Information
Berkeley Art Museum/Pacific Film Archive
Contributing Institution
UC Berkeley, Berkeley Art Museum/Pacific Film Archive
Collection
Chinese Paintings
Rights Information
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Description
T: Po-ta
Kuo Min was a late Sung, early Yüan painter whose works are quite rare. He was from Ch'i-hsien in Honan province and was known as a painter of landscapes, figures, flowers, and ink bamboo. He worked in a style and developed compositions that are associated with Northern Sung painters like Kuo Hsi and Li Ch'eng.
Following the Li-Kuo style, Kuo Min builds up forms to create this composition of towering mountains fraught with looming overhangs. This unstable landscape creates a tension that is further heightened by the bleakness of winter.
The painting is signed between two trees at the bottom right.
Type
image
Format
Painting Hanging scroll; ink and light color on silk China h 49 -1/4 x w 22 -3/4 inches
Identifier
http://ark.cdlib.org/ark:/13030/ft4r29n6nz
1999.24
Place
China