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ID: 500120602
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/ulan/500120602

 
Record Type: Person
Gu Kaizhi (Chinese landscapist, 344-407 CE)

Note: Considered the father of Chinese landscape painting, Gu Kaizhi worked during the Six Dynasties period and held office at the Eastern Jin court at Jiangkang. He was, however, lauded for his work as a figure painter. Three paintings are attributed to him although only copies probably remain. These include two versions of the "Fairy of the Lo River" story and the scroll entitled "Admonitions of the Instructress to the Ladies of the Court." Landscape elements and figures are delicate and ethereal yet formal and somewhat stiff, tendencies found throughout the long tradition of Chinese landscape painting. Gu was also a writer and in his "Essay on Painting" lists landscape after figures in a list of subjects and their relative difficulty to paint. The inclusion of landscape is perhaps the first critical mention of the genre and indicates that landscape was already valued for its own sake and not simply as a setting for narrative.

Names:
Gu Kaizhi (preferred,V,display,Chinese (transliterated),NA,U)
Gu, Kaizhi (U,index,LC)
Ku K'ai-chih (V,Chinese (transliterated),NA,U)
Ku, Kʻai-chih (U)
Koo, Kae-che (U)
Ko, Gaishi (U)
Ku, Hu-tʻou (U)
Gu, Hutou (U)
zi Changkang, hao Hutou (U)
顧凱之 (U)
顧愷之 (U)
顾恺之 (U)
顾愷之 (U)

Nationalities:
Chinese (preferred)

Roles:
artist (preferred)
painter
landscapist
portraitist
calligrapher
writer
poet
essayist

Gender: male

Birth and Death Places:
Born:  Wuxi (Jiangsu, China) (inhabited place)

List/Hierarchical Position:
 ....  Persons, Artists
 ........  Gu Kaizhi (I)

Biographies:
(Chinese landscapist, 344-407 CE) ..... [VP Preferred]
(Chinese painter, 344-407) ..... [Grove Art]
(artist, 344-405) ..... [GRL]

Additional Names:

Sources and Contributors:
顧凱之 ........ [GRL]
........  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) n 82072851
顧愷之 ........ [GRL]
........  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) n 82072851
顾恺之 ........ [GRL]
........  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) n 82072851
顾愷之 ........ [GRL]
........  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) n 82072851
Gu, Hutou ........ [GRL]
....................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) n 82072851
Gu Kaizhi ........ [Grove Art Preferred, VP Preferred]
....................  Grove Art artist database (1989-)
....................  Grove Dictionary of Art online (1999-2002) accessed 12 Apr 2004
Gu, Kaizhi ........ [GRL Preferred]
......................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) n 82072851
Ko, Gaishi ........ [GRL]
......................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) n 82072851
Koo, Kae-che ........ [GRL]
..........................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) n 82072851
Ku, Hu-tʻou ........ [GRL]
........................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) n 82072851
Ku K'ai-chih ........ [Grove Art, VP]
..........................  Grove Art artist database (1989-)
..........................  Grove Dictionary of Art online (1999-2002) accessed 12 Apr 2004
Ku, Kʻai-chih ........ [GRL]
............................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) n 82072851
zi Changkang, hao Hutou ........ [Grove Art]
............................................  Grove Art artist database (1989-)

Subject: ........ [GRL, Grove Art, VP]
....................  Grove Art artist database (1989-)
....................  Grove Dictionary of Art online (1999-2002) accessed 12 Apr 2004
....................  Gu gong bo wu yuan, The Calligraphy and Painting Gallery of the Palace Museum (2008-2010) IX: 203
....................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.)
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
.......... Grove Dictionary of Art online (1999-2002) accessed 12 Apr 2004
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