From the 1950s to the 1970s, Li Keran created around 20 Li River paintings. The most well-known is called the “Amazing Views along the Li River in the Early Morning” (Qing Li Sheng Jing – 清漓胜境图) created in 1977. In the painting, local houses, kart hills in the Yangshuo Countryside, sail boats and the Li River make for a pleasing picture.
In 1935, Xu Beihong lived in one of the houses at the bank of the Li River due to the war. The house was sent to him by Li Zongren. The landscape paintings created by Xu are very few. The most famous is “Spring Rain on the Li River” (Lijiang Chunyu – 漓江春雨图). In 1937, he explored the Li River and was shocked at the landscape along the river. Then, the works was born.