Quantcast
Liang Kai
LK
0 views today
0 views this week
Liang Kai

Liang Kai Ming dynasty person CBDB = 333063

Ming dynasty person CBDB = 333063
The basics
Quick Facts
Intro Ming dynasty person CBDB = 333063
Countries China
Gender male
Family
Father: Liang De
Children: Liang Gan
The details
Biography

Liang Kai (Chinese: 梁楷; pinyin: Liáng Kǎi; c. 1140 - c. 1210) was a Chinese painter of the Southern Song Dynasty. He was also known as Madman Liang because of his very informal pictures. He was born in Shandong and worked in Lin An (later Hangzhou). He is known to have studied with the master Jia Shigu.

He was awarded the rank of Painter-in-Attendance at the court of Jia Tai (1201-1204 CE, Southern Song Dynasty) where he was known for mastery in painting figures, landscapes, and other minor subjects. He is most famous for originating or developing the "Xie Yi" (sometimes translated as "sketch style") of painting, where the objective is to evoke the subject or atmosphere with minimal use of detail; it requires a profound mastery of painting technique and perfect concentration, but also allows for the beauty of accidental effects.

He left his position at court to practise Chan Buddhism. Xie Yi style is closely associated with the "sudden enlightenment", "mindfulness", and "spontaneity" aspects of this school of Buddhism.

Works generally attributed to Liáng Kǎi: painting of the poet Li Bai, the Drunken Celestial (aka A Sage), The Sixth Patriarch Cutting Bamboo, and in a more academic style, a series called the Eight Eminent Monks paintings.

The contents of this page are sourced from Wikipedia article. The contents are available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license.
comments so far.
Comments
Sources
References
https://archive.org/details/shanghaimuseumof00shen
https://d-nb.info/gnd/132830493
http://isni.org/isni/0000000063530691
https://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n84151008
https://viaf.org/viaf/55555980
https://www.worldcat.org/identities/containsVIAFID/55555980
arrow-left arrow-right arrow-up arrow-down instagram whatsapp myspace quora soundcloud spotify tumblr vk website youtube stumbleupon comments comments pandora gplay iheart tunein pandora gplay iheart tunein itunes