Appreciation of "Five Horses Picture"

Famous Chinese Painting

              The "Five Horse Map" by the Northern Song Dynasty painter Li Gonglin (a famous painter of the Northern Song Dynasty, Li Gonglin) is a paper pen with a vertical length of 29.5 centimeters and a horizontal height of 225 centimeters. When the painting was in the Southern Song Dynasty, it was collected by the Inner House and entered Yuan and Ming. It was handed over to the family by Ke Jiusi and Zhang Yufa. During the Kangxi era, Shangqiu was housed in Shangqiu of Henan Province, and was reborn in the Qing Dynasty when Emperor Qianlong was there. It is a well-known handed down site.

        The artist's original creation in art was first embodied in a skillful technique of tracing strokes. He developed the “white painting” prevalent in the Wu Daozi era of the Tang Dynasty into a richly expressive type of painting—a drawing, which was the establishment of this kind of painting. symbols of. Despite its lack of color, viewers can still feel different textures such as elastic skin, loose fur, well-trimmed clothes, and thick cotton robe from the changes in the hardness, thickness, density, length, and speed. And sense of quantity.

        Li Gonglin's slight ink rendering on the basis of sketching assisted in the expressiveness of line drawing and made the artistic effect more perfect, reflecting the esthetic outlook of literati painting on simplicity, elegance and indifferentness. Since then, almost all the portraits have come from Li Gonglin's art of painting.

        The five horses are physically strong. Although they have different coats and different postures, they are domesticated and extremely docile. The five eunuchs are all due to their different identities, arrogance, anger, prudence, or probation. Although Li Gonglin was first introduced by Wu Daozi, his line drawing effort can be described as "being blue and blue rather than blue." Today people lament that the ancient Han and the aliens had such wonderful costumes that the simple description of the folds of clothes was called "eighteen lines." However, Li Gonglin was very elegant with his flowing lines and elegant lines. When you look at the outline of a horse, it seems that you feel its musculoskeletal muscles. After a bit of blushing, it seems that you can feel its fur and stripes. The character's facial characterization is very simple, but the structure is abnormally accurate, the appearance is extremely vivid, between the eyebrows, not only its age, identity, ethnicity, but also the expression can be seen inside. The pleats are naturally the most beautiful of the line drawings. The viewers open the scrolls and are immediately attracted by these smooth, sleek and concise lines. They cannot but admire the exquisiteness of their shapes. Later generations pushed it as the first in the Song Dynasty.


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