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    Chinese painting has changed and evolved throughout Chinese history. An noticeable example is calligraphy. Calligraphy is a style of Chinese painting using fine penmanship and ink work. Originally calligraphy was once its art work alone. It wasn 't until later one the evolution of painting where you can see calligraphy used tied together with other styles and techniques of painting. Chinese painting is one of the oldest continuous artistic traditions in the world. Han Dynasty The Han Dynasty most famous for its beautiful, breathtaking wall painting. During the Han Dynasty things such as calligraphy, poetry and wall paintings were admired and respected and most often plastered or printed. In this, Dynasty a popular trend in painting was wall painting holding the themes of famous portraits, scenes from China 's history. Furthermore, artists would paint on objects such as clay, giving incredible detail to the piece. Most artwork in this Dynasty was influenced by cultural beliefs such as Taoism. Philosophical Systems in Chinese Painting A way to distinguish Chinese painting from other forms of painting is…

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    Over, the course of this class we have watched how Chinese art has changed throughout history. We first witnessed the bronze ritual vessels of the Shang and Zhou Dynasty. Then we examined the different Hu’s of the Han Dynasty. We also watched the progression of Buddhist sculptures in the 3rd and 4th century. With the course ending we see the collapse of the Tang Dynasty in the 10th century, and the emergence of Chinese Landscape painting. The past couple weeks, we were introduced to a variety of…

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    Chinese Painting The Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History says that Chinese painting intergrades poetry, painting and calligraphy. This connects the characteristics of the poet and the painter. The oriental creator is the philosopher of the art, that his art is the creation he makes. The painter and poet together are symbolic due to combining into one person. Materials in Chinese art depend on the type of art that is being created. There are two types of brushes. According to the ThoughtCo, you…

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    Painting is a very universal art form. Paintings are created in civilizations all over the world from all different time periods. The flexibility of paintings is wonderful, all that is needed is a pigment, which is the color, and a binder, such as egg or milk which allows the pigment to turn into a paste and be applied to a variety of surfaces including paper, wood, stone, and canvas. The purpose of paintings also vary greatly, paintings are used to tell stories or illustrate religious…

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    The 17-foot-long masterpiece attributed to the painter Zhang Zeduan is an intricate ink-on-silk painting of life in the Northern Song Dynasty capital, Kaifengan and it captures what life was like during the Song Dynasty, the peak of Chinese civilization. It captures the Six Principles of Chinese Painting that were established by Xie He, a writer, historian and critic in 6th century China. It shows animations through spirit consonance, the energy and vitality transmitted from the artist to…

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    Duchampian Sunflower Seeds Ai Weiwei's photograph titled Profile of Duchamp, Sunflower Seeds represents the face of the French-American painter Marcel Duchamp. This photo was taken in 1983 as a re-imagining of Duchamp's Self Portrait In Profile that was completed in 1958, by utilizing a coat hanger. The photograph's present location is the Moriss and Helen Belkin Art Gallery in Vancouver, and is one of the series of Ai Weiwei: New York Photographs, 1983-1993. The artist personally picked 227…

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    style and coloring when viewing the different landscape techniques. When we first view a painting we notice the visual details. The color, size, location and the medium used to create the artwork. Visual clues are important as we interpretation or understand the meaning of the work. Eastern paintings are done by emotional connections to the land using white space for the viewer to make their own connections. Western paintings are done to give the viewer a picture of nature as one would see it…

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    Daoist and Confucianist Motfis in On a Mountain Path in Spring Many of the significant themes of Chinese landscape painting can find their origins within the various schools of thought that were dominant during the rise of this fascinating style. In an article published in The Art Bulletin in June of 1941, Alexander Soper created a rigorously detailed timeline of this phenomenon and attached to each artistic movement the particular belief system it could be identified with it. While the…

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    Neo-Confucianism In China

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    From this week’s reading, I’m most interested in the landscape painting of Fan Kuan, TRAVELERS AMONG MOUNTAINS AND STEAMS, from the Song dynasty of China. This is a ink painting on silk that describes the Monumental landscape at that time. Most importantly, Neo-Confucianism coincided with the development of these kind of Monumental landscape painting and played an important role on this kind of art. Neo-Confucianism is a Chinese moral philosophy which rebuilt Confucianism with Buddhism and…

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    Shinto Pottery In Japan

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    Japan follow an acient believe called Shinto, sacred way or way of the god. Japan started in the Jomon Period. Many pottery were found during this time. Just like other culture it pottery was a common job for the females. Japan was known for having harmony with nature. For instant Haniwa Figure (300-710 CE), a warrior figure made of clay. They clay is use for the respect of nature materials. Buddhist art of Chinese and Korea arrived to Japan. No a surprise to find Buddha figure in japan. Japan…

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