Landscape Painting is a characteristic branch of Chinese painting. One of the most famous Chinese landscape painters is Guo Xi. He made landscape painting famous (with others) but he also had other skills. His most famous work may be “Early Spring” (“Early Spring”). Guo Xi was born in 1020 and died in 1090. He lived in Henan Province during the Song Dynasty.
He was not only a great, well-known painter, but also a writer and teacher – his methods and skills were unique. He was one of the first artists to use perspective. At the same time in Europe, artists had not developed perception, and could not illustrate depth. His complex brushstrokes were a development for art.
Early Spring illustrates the early spring trees, mountains, and water. The work is beautiful, but it’s also really old, so now it’s a little unclear.
I think he painted this to illustrate the beautiful early spring time change. If I were in the place he painted, I would like to swim and hike. I chose this painting because early spring is my favorite time of the year.