作 者 / Guo Bi
複製媒材 / Rice paper    複製尺寸 / 31.8x145.2 cm

Kuo Pi, a native of Ching-k'ou (in Kiangsu province), was a skilled painter and calligrapher who often associated with famous scholars and monks of his time. His landscapes bear the style of the Sung scholar-painters Mi Fu and Mi Yu-jen. He also specialized in painting scenes of bamboo, trees, and rocks. When intoxicated, he would take a brush and apply ink freely to create his paintings, which he thought equaled in beauty those of the ancients. Set deep in a cold and desolate winter, the bamboo here are laden with snow as this riverbank scene is hushed in stillness. Kuo's style of painting is quite exquisite.