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ID: 700002851Record Type: Movable Work
Images: 1
Scene of Early Spring by Guo Xi, Song Dynasty (scroll) (painting (visual work); Guo Xi (Chinese painter, 1023 - ca.1085 AD); 1072 CE; The fifth year of Xin...; National Palace Museum (Taipei, Taibei Shi, Taiwan); Meta Data identification: 000053N000000000)
Note: The major elements in this painting are located along the central axis. The foreground has large boulders and giant pines, up against twisting mountain rocks in the middle distance. Separated by clouds and fogs, the two pinnacles in the distance tower above the center of the painting, surrounded by abysses. Grand halls and pavilions can be seen inside the deep mountains. On the left side wind gentle slopes, giving the scene a feel of great depth and distance.
Titles:
Scene of Early Spring by Guo Xi, Song Dynasty (scroll) (preferred,C,U,English,U,U)
Scene of Early Spring (C,U,D,undetermined,U,U)
宋郭熙早春圖 軸 (C,U,Chinese,U,U)
Catalog Level: item
Work Types:
painting (visual work) [300033618] (preferred)
..... (Objects Facet, Visual and Verbal Communication (Hierarchy Name), Visual Works (Hierarchy Name), visual works (works), <visual works by material or technique>)
scroll (information artifact) [300028629]
..... (Objects Facet, Visual and Verbal Communication (Hierarchy Name), Information Forms (Hierarchy Name), information forms (objects), information artifacts, <information artifacts by physical form>)

Classifications:
paintings (preferred)

Creation Date: 1072 CE; The fifth year of Xining, first era of the Shenzong Emperor, Northern Sung Dynasty

Creator Display:
Guo Xi (Chinese painter, 1023 - ca.1085 AD) [preferred,VP]
Guo Xi (Chinese painter and theorist, 1023 - ca.1085 CE) [500125758]
Locations:
Current: National Palace Museum (Taipei, Taibei Shi, Taiwan) [500309392] Corporate Bodies (Corp. Body)
Repository Numbers: Meta Data identification: 000053N000000000
Display Materials: painted scroll
color (pigment) [300264870]
.......(Materials Facet, Materials (Hierarchy Name), materials (matter), <materials by function>)
ink [300015012]
.......(Materials Facet, Materials (Hierarchy Name), materials (matter), <materials by function>, coating (material), <coating by form>)
silk (fiber) [300014072]
.......(Materials Facet, Materials (Hierarchy Name), materials (matter), <materials by origin>, biological material, animal material, fibroinous material)
paper (fiber product) [300014109]
.......(Materials Facet, Materials (Hierarchy Name), materials (matter), <materials by form>, <materials by physical form>, <fiber and fiber products>, fiber products)

Dimensions: 158.3 x 108.1 cm
General Subject:
landscape (preferred )

Specific Subjects:
spring (season) [300133097]
.....(Associated Concepts Facet, Associated Concepts, scientific concepts, physical sciences concepts, earth sciences concepts, seasons) (AAT)
trees [300132410]
.....(Agents Facet, Living Organisms (Hierarchy Name), living organisms (entities), Eukaryota (domain), Plantae (kingdom), woody plants) (AAT)
streams [300008699]
.....(Objects Facet, Built Environment (Hierarchy Name), Settlements and Landscapes, landscapes (environments), natural landscapes, bodies of water (natural), bodies of freshwater, <bodies of freshwater by biome>, riverine bodies of water) (AAT)
pine (genus) [300343658]
.....(Agents Facet, Living Organisms (Hierarchy Name), living organisms (entities), Eukaryota (domain), Plantae (kingdom), Coniferophyta (division), Pinopsida (class), Pinales (order), Pinaceae (family)) (AAT)
travel [300080094]
.....(Associated Concepts Facet, Associated Concepts, <culture and related concepts>, culture-related concepts) (AAT)
cottage [300005500]
.....(Objects Facet, Built Environment (Hierarchy Name), Single Built Works (Hierarchy Name), single built works (built environment), <single built works by specific type>, <single built works by function>, residential structures, dwellings, houses, <houses by form>) (AAT)
boatman [300263466]
.....(Agents Facet, People, people (agents), <people by activity>) (AAT)
temple (building) [300007595]
.....(Objects Facet, Built Environment (Hierarchy Name), Single Built Works (Hierarchy Name), single built works (built environment), <single built works by specific type>, <single built works by function>, ceremonial structures, religious structures, religious buildings) (AAT)
bridge (built work) [300007836]
.....(Objects Facet, Built Environment (Hierarchy Name), Single Built Works (Hierarchy Name), single built works (built environment), <single built works by specific type>, <single built works by function>, transportation structures, <transportation structures by form>) (AAT)

Inscriptions: On the right side, the painter wrote: "Early Spring. Painted by Guo Xi in the year of Ren-Zi (49th year of the Chinese sexagenary cycle, referring to 1072 AD)."; 畫幅右側畫家自題:「早春。壬子(1072)年郭熙畫。」顧名思義,這幅畫作是在描寫瑞雪消融,雲煙變幻,大地復甦,草木發枝,一片欣欣向榮的早春景象。
List/Hierarchical Position:
..... Top of the CONA hierarchy
.......... Movable Work
Additional Notes:
Chinese ..... 這幅畫的主要景物集中在中軸線上,近景有大石和巨松,背後銜接中景扭動的山石,隔著雲霧,兩座山峰在遠景突起,居中矗立,下臨深淵,深山中有宏偉的殿堂樓閣。左側平坡委迤,令人覺得既深且遠。作者以粗闊扭曲的線條,描繪山石輪廓,再用乾溼濃淡不同的墨色,層層皴擦出岩石表面的紋理,因為形狀像捲曲的雲塊,所以稱為「捲雲皴」。樹木枝幹虯曲,枝椏像伸指布掌的樣子,稱為「蟹爪枝」,是承襲自宋初李成一系的特色。   
Sources and Contributors:
Scene of Early Spring by Guo Xi, Song Dynasty (scroll)........ [VP]
........ TELDAP
........ National Palace Museum database (2008-)
Scene of Early Spring........ [VP]
........ National Palace Museum database (2008-)
宋郭熙早春圖 軸........ [VP]
........ TELDAP
........ National Palace Museum database (2008-)
Subject: ....... [VP]
Note:
English ..... [VP]
..... National Palace Museum database (2008-)
Chinese ..... [VP]
..... National Palace Museum database (2008-)
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