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Early Spring

Guo Xi

Early Spring

Guo Xi
  • Original Title: 早春圖
  • Date: 1072; China  
  • Genre: shan shui
  • Media: ink, silk
  • Dimensions: 158.3 x 108.1 cm
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Early Spring is a hanging scroll painting by Guo Xi. Completed in 1072, it is one of the most famous works of Chinese art from the Song dynasty. The work demonstrates his innovative techniques for producing multiple perspectives which he called "the angle of totality."

The poem in the upper right corner was added in 1759 by the Qianlong Emperor. It reads:

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