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LI SIXUN (0651 - 0716), Painter

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
LI SIXUN (0651 - 0716), Painter

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Chinese, 7th – 8th century, male.

Born 651; died 716.


Li Sixun traditionally occupies a very important place in the history of Chinese painting because he is regarded as the first artist to have raised landscape painting to a genre in its own right. At the same time, he was also a court artist who painted fairytale scenes in glowing reds, golds and greens, in minute detail, but

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Subjects: Art ; Biographical Studies

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