koji sansui 故事山水
KEY WORD : art history / paintings
Ch: gushi shanshui. Paintings depicting episodes of quasi-historical accounts, koji 故事 where literary or historical subjects are placed in a landscape setting, sansui 山水. When the human figures are rendered bigger and fewer landscape elements are included, the compositions are termed figure painting of historical or legendary stories *koji jinbutsuga 故事人物画. Examples include poetic themes such as the Red Cliff *Sekiheki 赤壁 by Su Dongpo (Jp:*So Touba 蘇東坡) and Song of the Lute *Biwakou 琵琶行 by Bai Letian (Jp:*Haku Rakuten 白楽天).


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