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BOWL WITH SLIP DECORATION OF MEN'S HEADS AND FISH.


-Yangshao culture, ca. 5000–4000 BCE.


-“Earthenware”: a clay body that is fired at low temperatures and is porousmeaning of this combo of ish and heads is in speculation

DISC (BI).


-Warring States period,


- ca. 400–200 BCE.Jade.


-finest jade work


- Curling body suggests clouds


-Comes from a royal tomb


-Funerary Contest disc


-Roundness of the disc evokes Heaven which is allusion to dragons

MASTER LAI'S BELL.


- Western Zhou dynasty,


- ca. 900–800 BCE.Bronze.


- Reverent to ancestors


- Bells were casted in different sizes and tonesSet of 8 originally for his father

INFANTRY PIT.


- Qin dynasty,


- ca. 210 BCE.Earthenware. Life-size.


- Formed when kingdoms were all united


- Very authoritative ruler that didn’t put up with muchUnified currency and language


- Site was selected because it had really good feng shui

FUNERARY BANNER.


- Western Han dynasty,


- ca. 180 BCE.Ink and color on silk


- Subject matter: Lady of Dai who was emperor's wifeBanner on her tomb


- Has yin-yang imagery which was part of Daoist religious beliefs


-SHAPE: suggest it was hung vertically


- Realms: Celestial, Earthly and Underworld

HILL-SHAPED INCENSE BURNER.


- Western Han dynasty,


- ca. 113 BCE.Bronze and gold.


- Earliest representation of landscape in Chinese art


- Represents immortals spirits travelling around mountainsCostly to makeSmoke make it look like misty mountain

FUNERAL SUIT.


- Western Han dynasty,


- ca. 113 BCE.Jade and gold.


- Princes suit is made of 25 placks of Jade AND GOLD wire


- Reflect Daoist beliefs of Alchemy (change one object to another)

Jing Ke's Assassination Attempt


-A prince of a Rivaling state wanted to kill Qin Shihuangdi but failed and lost his head literally


- Carving on Stone


- c. 151 AD


- Eastern Hong dynasty

ADMONITIONS OF THE COURT INSTRUCTRESS TO THE PALACE LADIES


- Six Dynasties,


- ca. 500–600


- Painter used minimal lines and plane background to highlight importance of Lady figures


- Flat 2D Plane & Last scene in the scroll

SHAKYAMUNI AND ATTENDANTS.


- Northern Wei dynasty, completed


- 523


- Group makes offering to Chapel’s main image


- Historic Buddha is displayed with archaic smile


- His gesture: Fear Not- encourage people to give and receive


- Monks and Bodhisattva surround him

MAHASATTVA JATAKA.


- Northern Zhou dynasty,


- ca. 557–581.


- One Mural represents Buddha in Mahasattva where he jumps off the cliff and feeds himself to the lions

PLAYING POLO


- Tang dynasty,


- c. 706-711


- High pictorial imagery


- Game played between tibetans and chinese: CHINESE WON


- On the West wall on King’s tomb

COURT LADIES


- Tang dynasty,


- c. 706


- Represent Princesses and their elaborate fashion and style


- Princess's tomb, where this was displayed and people could come visit her

SPRING OUTING,


- Tang Dynasty COPY.


- Attributed to Zhan Ziqian.


- Fish scale waves to represent large body of water


- Composition recedes diagonally to sow depthPOlitical subject to show courts prosperity


- Blue/Green landscape including Azaurite and Malachite minerals

NIGHT-SHINING WHITE.


- Tang dynasty,


- ca. 700–800.


- Attributed to Han Gan.


- Represents the horses that began to be imported from Ghana in HANG dynasty


- Horse tied to pole is a symbol to king’s power animalMany emporers have owned the piece and left their seal stamp on it

THE THIRTEEN EMPERORS


- Probably a copy of an original Tang dynasty.


- Attributed to Yan Liben.


- They’re size distates their importanceWomen surround them (showin their place)


- Ladies are shown to be easily distracted from governed duties


NIGHT REVELS OF HAN XIZAI


- Southern Song dynasty,


- ca. 1125–1200.


- Painting shows interaction of men and womenLee Yui discovered his advisor was having gatherings for fellow officials and students to mingle


-Copy after Gu Hongzhong.

EARLY SPRING.


- Northern Song dynasty,


- ca. 1072.


- Guo XiSeal at the top is a suggestion it was commissioned by Emperor Shenxong


- Monumental landscape with tiny figures fishing in the bottom foreground


- Artist reveals concern with temporality evident in the representation of the season

PEACE REIGNS ALONG THE RIVER


- Northern Song dynasty,


- ca. late 11th to early 12th century.


- Zhang Zeduan.


- Only a section of a whole scrollDepicts Rainbow bridge crowded with vendors and sightseers wandering


- Artist suggests the robust economy of the Song dynasty reflecting well on the emperor's governments

A THOUSAND MILES OF RIVERS AND MOUNTAINS


- Northern Song dynasty,


- ca. 1113.


- Wang Ximeng.


- Scale and media of this work identify it as a Court productionSurreal beauty of mountains suggest Daoist of immortals


- Figures move through the landscape taking in scenery


- Supports notion that Emperor Huizong was a prosperous ruler

FIVE TRIBUTE HORSES


- Northern Song dynasty


- ca. 1090.


- Shows sympathy/relationship between Man and Animals


- One of a bigger painting that includes 4 men with horses


- As the horse is a militant power symbol of China


- Horse is more detailed in order to show importance while male figure is just contouredMore naturalistic style of painting

VIEWING PLUM BLOSSOMS BY MOONLIGHT.


- Southern Song dynasty.


- Fan mounted as an album leafMa Yuan.


- Shows scholar seated in the mountains observing the mountains


- One corner compositionUses combo of negative space and dilluded space

TWELVE VIEWS OF LANDSCAPE4


- Southern Song dynasty,


- ca. 1210.


-Xia Gui with calligraphy by Empress Yang Meizi


- Last scene of 12 remaining


- empress single dragon seal suggests what calligrapger yan meizi

WANG XIZHI WATCHING GEESE.


- Yuan dynasty,


- ca. 1295


- Qian Xuan.


- Subject matter: Scholar who was loyal to previous emperor then when new emperor came into power he became a monkFigure looking into Geese in the pond


- Shows daoist immortal landBlue pigments suggests that the Qian Xuan his withdrawal from the world

SHEEP AND GOAT.


- Yuan dynasty,


- ca. 1300–1305.


- Zhao Mengfu made playfully


- Displays Sheep naturalistically is faced down to show how it is differential


- Goat is made awkwardly head up high to show pridePainting depicts Mongols and Chinese weren’t so differentShows their relationship

DWELLING IN THE FUCHUN MOUNTAINS


- Yuan dynasty,


- ca. 1347–50.


- Huang Gongwang.


- Took him over 3 years to complete the painting


- Painting was damaged so they cut off that damaged section

SIX GENTLEMEN.


- Yuan dynasty,


- ca. 1345.


- NI Zan


- Generally used dry pale ink to give painting Draws elements from Dong


-Ju Landscape tradition


- Trees are symbol for people Artist was known for static feel (staying in one position)

THE HERMIT XU YOU RESTING BY A STREAM


- Ming dynasty.


- Dai Jin.


- Typical for Zhe styleIncludes ink wash and ax cut strokes associated Ma Yuan

"POET ON A MOUNTAINTOP".


- Ming dynasty, ca. 1490–1500.


- Shen Zhou


- Part of a Ming Literati


- Displays strong vegetation on the mountainside


- Very wealthy and started his own art instittionHemp fiber stroke


- Poem and art were conceived to be a whole piece

QINGBIAN MOUNTAINS.


-Ming dynasty, 1617.


- Dong QichangPainting is a reimaging of an original by Weng MengWang


- Men liked to look at old works and combine them with modern styles to get his style of art


- Replicates tree style of Fan Kuan in his paintings


- Politics are starting to make a huger contribution to paintings these days


- Moving away from naturalism and towards the idealistic rhelm

MIND PICTURE OF A WELL


- Qing dynasty,


- ca. 1736.


-Lang Shining (Giuseppe Castiglione) and Chinese court painters.


- Imitated tradition European style portraiture because of frontal perspective


- Inauguration of the emperors


- Clothing style reflects high social status

A THOUSAND PEAKS AND MYRIAD RAVINES.


- Qing dynasty,


- ca. 1679.


- Gong Xian.


- Strong Chiascurro distinguishes the piece


- Dark landscape reflects artists somber mood between change in dynasty


- Different because of it has no negative space, little sense of depth and little atmospheric perspective

MOON AND MELON.


- Qing dynasty,


- ca. 1689.


- Zhu Da (a.k.a Bada Shanren).


- Moon is supposed to resemble the moon cake eaten at Mid-Autumn festival


- Melon has 2 political references: 1. Melon alludes to the fall of rein of Don Ling 2. Melon seeds refer to the multiple empirical descendants

REMINISCENCES OF QINHUAI RIVER


- Qing dynasty,


- ca. 1695–1700.


- Shitao


- Uses dots to indicate vegetation


- Trees on the side are quite bold and unusual

SELF-PORTRAIT.


- Qing dynasty,


- ca. 1856–1857


- Ren Xiong


- Study in contradiction to adhere to conventional painting


- Roughly life-size


- Boldly outlined that make it seem cartoonishInscription refers to his sense of disconnection in a tumultuous world


- Takes on a more aggresive pose

PORTRAIT OF MISS L.


- ca. 1929.


- Guan Zilan (a.k.a. Violet Kwan)


- Guan Zilan developed interest in woodblock prints


- Her clothes and jewelry are indicative of changing cultural norms in China

TO THE FRONT!


- ca. 1932.


- Hu Yichuan.


- Woodblock print.


- Design mobilized to the Chinese Created after Japanese invasion of Manchuria


- Artist was inspired from German printmaker

FOOLISH OLD MAN REMOVES THE MOUNTAIN.


- 1940.


- Xu Beihong.


- Old man figure wanted to remove the mountain from the view of his home so he passed that down his generations until the mountain was gone


- Unusual that the portrayal of male characters were nude

FIGHTING IN NORTHERN SHAANXI.


- ca. 1959.


- Shi Lu


- Painter put Mao in an isolated position which was uncommon because Mao was trying to unify China at that time

CHAIRMAN MAO GOES TO ANYUAN.


- ca.1968.


- Liu Chunhua


- Depicts Mao as a youthful Communist Organizer on his way to coal mining strike


- His stance on top of the mountain indicates his superiority over the viewer

FATHER.


- 1980.


- Luo Zhongli


- Artist saw his man outside of a public bathroom and was inspired to record his suffering


- Painted in a photorealistic style


- Unusual that they used such a close perspective when the subject wasn’t any social importance

MOUNTAINS CLEARING AFTER RAIN.


- ca. 1965–1970.


- Chang Dai-chienter


- Mist is an element that suggests transience and may have signified his itinerant of leaving China

VOCAB: Earthenware

a clay body that is fired at low tempuratures and is pourous

VOCAB: Mandate of Heaven

ancient chinese concept in which Heaven grants the ruler the right to rule

VOCAB: Animistic

Belief that everyone/everything has a soul or spirit even inanimate objects and natural phenomena

VOCAB: Blue-Green Landscape

style of Chinese landscape painting characterized by the prominent use of blue and green mineral pigments derived from azurite and malachite.

VOCAB: Literati

Scholar/Official

VOCAB: Hippied Roof

roof with four trapezoid sections sloping outward and down from a ridgepole at the top

VOCAB: Axe-cut Stroke

Triangular brushstroke that suggests the texture of wood chopped by an axe

VOCAB: Hemp-fiber Strokes

Long ropy brushstrokes used to indicate texture in landscape paintings of Dong-Ju tradition