Compare landscape painting by Guo Xi’s with woodblock print of Mt. Fuji by Hokusai. Consider the following in your discussion: patrons, producers, materials, production, function, and meanings.
Artist / Origin: Guo Xi (Kuo Hsi) (Chinese, ca. 1020–1090)
Region: East Asia Date 1072
Period: 1000 CE – 1400 CE Material Hanging scroll, ink and color on silk Medium: Painting Dimensions H: 62 ¼ in. (158.3 cm.), W: 42 5/8 in. (108.1 cm.) Location: National Palace Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
- Broad statement about the 2 artists, Guo Xi and Hokusai: Both individuals are well-known in their rights, in this particular comparison, we look at how both works are of landscapes and how they have been portrayed by the artists
- Image 1 (Guo Xi): Guo Xi learned to depict multiple perspectives in his paintings called “the angle of totality.” Because a painting is not a window, there is no need to imitate the mechanics of vision and view a scene from only one spot.
- Visual evidence
- Image 2 (Hokusai): The artist plays with linear perspective, influenced by Dutch style art, as the wave dwarfs the mountain in the background. He used a Prussian blue pigment which had only just come into use in Japan during his time.
- Visual evidence
- Claim: Both are the same in terms of what they depict, and yet going deeper into each piece, there is a whole array of differences by understanding the make of the respective piece through its composition, technique and the activities of characteristics.
- Historical and cultural context of the time for both artists (very important)
- Similarities between these two pieces
- style of the piece
- degree of realism/idealism
- Visual analysis
- Differences between these two paintings
- value (cost?)
- sizes of the art pieces
- symbolism of the piece
- cultural context
- Visual Analysis