Riverside Retreat, c.1250 (ink & colour on silk)
Xia Sen (fl.c.1250) / Chinese
Lieu de conservation
Minneapolis Institute of Arts, MN, USA
ink and colour on silk
c.1250 (C13th)
24.9x25.4 cms
This fan painting is signed Xia Sen on the earthen bank just below and to the right of the roots of the large tree extending from the left margin of the picture. Born the son of the famous academy painter Xia Gui (c. early 1200s), Xia Sen continued his father’s innovative style. The intimate, focused view of nature, clearly rendered motifs, low-angle perspective, and evocation of a coherent space are all characteristics of the painting circle of Xia Gui. The compositional emphasis of one side of the picture over the other creates pictorial tension and interest. This so-called “one-corner” composition, in which the subjects of the painting are pushed to a corner or a side, attributed to Ma Yuan (late 12th–early 13th century) and Xia Gui, came to characterize Southern Song academy painting, and the device was practiced by a wide variety of contemporary artists.
Crédit Photo
© Minneapolis Institute of Art / Gift of Ruth and Bruce Dayton / Bridgeman Images
/ fan / landscape / river / riverbank / painted / textile / picturesque / nature
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Grand 3811 × 9020 px 323 × 764 mm 30 MB
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Petit 253 × 600 px 21 × 51 mm 0 MB
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