LI Sheng sobriquet: Jinnu
Chinese, 10th century, male.
Active during the Earlier Shu dynasty (908-925).
Born in Changdu (Sichuan).
Painter. Religious subjects, landscapes.
Li Sheng was a famous landscape painter said to have studied the style of Li Sixun (651-716) early in his career, a theory destined, no doubt, to give weight to a tradition according to which he was in fact the latter’s descendant. Indeed, he was also known as ‘Little General Li’, a sobriquet already given to Li Sixun’s son Li Zhaodao....