Emperor Huizong of Song (Chinese: 宋徽宗; 1082 - 1135), personal name Zhao Ji (Chinese: 赵佶), was the eighth emperor of the Song dynasty in China. He was also a very well-known painter and calligrapher.
When the Jurchen-led Jin dynasty invaded the Song dynasty, Emperor Huizong, along with Emperor Qinzong were taken captive by the Jurchens and brought back to the Jin capital, Huining Prefecture in 1128.
Despite his incompetence in rulership, Emperor Huizong was known for his promotion of Taoism and talents in poetry, painting, calligraphy and music. Zhao Ji invented the ""Slender Gold"" (瘦金體) style of calligraphy. The primary subjects of his paintings are birds and flowers. He sponsored numerous artists at his imperial court, and the catalogue of his collection listed over 6,000 known paintings.
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