|kinpeki sansui 金碧山水|
|KEY WORD : art history / paintings|
jinbi shansui. Lit. gold and blue landscape. A blue and green landscape *seiryoku
sansui 青緑山水 painting in which gold paint, kindei 金泥 was applied
to outlines or as texture strokes *shunpou
皴法 in the depictions of rocks and trees. The forms were first drawn with ink and
then gold outlines were applied along the ink lines to produce the decorative
effect. Tang dynasty painters Li Sixun (Jp: Ri Shikun 李思訓, 653-718) and his son
Li Zhaodao (Jp: Ri Shoudou 李昭道, act. early 8c) are said to have originated the
technique. Zhao Boju (Jp: Chou Hakku 趙伯駒, ca. 1120-62) and his brother revived
the style during the Song dynasty, and it was emulated by following generations
when artists wanted to produce paintings in an antique style. Kinpeki
landscape is generally considered a decorative courtly style of painting in China.
It is thought to have influenced the origin and development of *yamato-e
やまと絵 in 9-10c.
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