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  A Look at Chinese Painting | Explore & Learn | The Metropolitan Museum of Art
On April 6, 1437, Yang Rong, a high-ranking scholar-official serving the emperor of China, invited eight important officials and dignitaries to his famous garden to view paintings and calligraphy, compose poetry, and play chess.
Two other guests admire a painting in the format of a hanging scroll.
Yang Rong served at the court of five successive emperors, rising to the rank of grand secretary, the highest official position in the Ming dynasty court.
www.metmuseum.org /explore/Chinese/html_pages/index.htm   (208 words)

 Chinese Painting, Classical China Painting, Chinese Art
Chinese painting developed and was classified by theme into three genres: figures, landscapes, and birds-and-flowers.
During the Ming (1368 - 1644) and Qing (1644 - 1911) Dynasties, innovation was stressed, and delicate seal marks, calligraphy, poems and frames increased the elegance and beauty of the paintings.
Much skill is required of the Chinese painter, who must wield the soft brush with strength and dexterity to create a wide variety of lines--thick, thin, dense, light, long, short, dry, wet, etc. Depending on his skills, he might specialize in detailed and delicate line drawing (Gongbi) or abstract, impressionistic (Xieyi) paintings.
www.travelchinaguide.com /intro/arts/chinese-painting.htm   (676 words)

 Art of Chinese Brush Painting
Though similar to the brush used for watercolor painting in the West, it has a finer tip suitable for dealing with a wide range of subjects and for producing the variations in line required by different styles.
As a result, in ink-and-wash paintings it is possible to use ink alone to create a rhythmic balance between brightness and darkness, and density and lightness, and to create an impression of the subject's texture, weight and coloring.
Chinese painting aim is not to express the various shades of color of the subject in relation to a fixed source of light, but
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  Chinese-Painting-Mall   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The painting expressed the typical culture and golden age of the late ancient Tang Dynasty.
Majority of the Museum Reproductions Chinese Paintings are supplied with information of the explanations of the title, characters, eulogies, inscriptions, colophons and seals.
The paintings have expressed the spirit of the plants and birds; it was full of vitality and happiness.
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 Chinese Painting
Paintings or engravings found on precipitous cliffs in Sichuan, Yunnan and Guizhou in Southwest China; Fujian in East China and Mount Yinshan in Inner Mongolia; Altai in China's extreme west and Heihe in the far north, are even more ancient.
Their paintings, depicting the life of noble women and court ladies, exerted an eternal influence on the development of shi nu hua (painting of beauties), which comprise an important branch of traditional Chinese painting today.
Landscape painting had already established itself as an independent form of expression by the fourth century and gradually branched out into the two separate styles: blue-and-green landscapes using bright blue, green and red pigments; and ink-and-wash landscapes relied on vivid brushwork and inks.
www.chinaculture.org /gb/en_artqa/2004-01/19/content_45741.htm   (1248 words)

He does not paint shrimps, insects, birds, and flowers as they are in nature; only their essence has shown as a result of the artist's long-term observation and profound understanding of the subjects.
Chinese calligraphy and Chinese painting are closely related because lines are used in both.
Traditional Chinese painting is a combination in the same picture of the arts of poetry, calligraphy, painting, and seal engraving.
www.pasadena.edu /chinese/cultural/paint/painting.html   (2433 words)

 Painting in China - introduction to Chinese painting
Foremost among the differences are the use of ink and silk paper as opposed to oil and canvas, the use of a silk scroll rather than a wood or metal frame as well as the general lack of verisimilitude to the original subject.
Some of the greatest treasures of Chinese painting are the frescoes found on the walls of the 468 Buddhist grottoes in Dunhuang in Gansu province.
The most widely painted subjects were the so-called four virtues of bamboo (a symbol of uprightness, humility and unbending loyalty), plum (a symbol of purity and endurance), chrysanthemum (a symbol of vitality) and orchid (a symbol of purity) as well as bird and flower paintings.
www.imperialtours.net /guilin_painting.htm   (664 words)

 The Art of Traditional Chinese Painting
Paintings of mountains, forests, fields, and gardens have the ability to transport one away from the vexations of the material world into a peaceful, carefree realm.
At this point, the literati school of painting entered the mainstream, and the leadership in Chinese painting circles fell into the hands of literati painters.
However, the kind of "realism" sought after in Chinese painting is not an objective reflection of the existence of an object as perceived through the sense of sight, but rather is an expression of a subjective kind of recognition or insight.
www.chinatownconnection.com /chinese_art.htm   (512 words)

 Introduction to Chinese Painting - Styles, themes, symbols and history   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Paintings on silk, possessing linear effects, had appeared during the period of the Warring States (475-221BC) and by the late Western Han era (206BC-AD24), paintings in rich colors were being done, such as the murals discovered in Han tombs.
Chinese painting, which ranges from strong-color realism to soft color xieyi, from meticulous brushwork to free and uninhibited styles, has developed through thousands of years.
As in the case of all materials used in Chinese brush painting, the seal used, the color of the ink and the actual application are all part of the artist’s ritual.
www.artzbox.com /articles_chinese/chinesepaintinginfo.htm   (3839 words)

 Chinese Brush Painting - Art History
In its early stages, Chinese painting was restricted to crafts such as pottery and lacquer ware but later developed to include the painting of murals.
The brush used in Chinese brush painting is similar to a watercolor brush used in the West.
The objective of Chinese brush painting is not to express the variation in shades resulting from a source of light in a realistic way, but to express the characteristics of the subject.
www.bellaonline.com /articles/art3233.asp   (450 words)

 Chinese Painting Information at the The Gallery of China
There are six principles of Chinese painting as laid down by Hsien Ho in the 5th Century A.D. which are still the chief criteria used in both Chinese calligraphy and Chinese painting today.
The remaining five principles are concerned with the necessary technical procedures, such as, the correct method in the use of a brush, fidelity to the object in portraying forms, care in applying the correct colours, proper planning in the placing of elements and the transmission of the experience of the past in continuing a theme.
Such is the nature of the painting materials that before setting brush to paper the artist must hold a well conceived draft in the mind's eye, as once the painting is started it is not normally possible to alter a wrong stroke.
www.the-gallery-of-china.com /chinese-painting.html   (408 words)

 Chinese Painting
Although Buddhist painting continued to be important in the Tang period, the secular landscape tradition dominated the pictorial arts.
Chinese Painting, with its many different schools and styles, is often cited as the greatest achievement of Sung art.
Landscape painting continued as the primary subject matter; areas of color and variations of brushwork were introduced that recall the earliest landscapists of the Tang era.
www.minqiu.com /favorite/chinese_painting.htm   (1315 words)

 Traditional Chinese Painting
Academic painters were highly skilled craftsmen, who aimed to achieved marvelous effects through their use of colors, realistic or highly conventional representations of people or things, spectacular detail, applications of shiny gold leaf, and so forth.
Interestingly, although academic paintings were often far more skilled in technique, many felt -- and still feel -- that the "amateur" ink paintings of the literati are the highest form of art in China.
Chinese art history is one of the richest fields of cultural exploration, and painting is one of its most complex and beautiful areas.
www.indiana.edu /~ealc100/Art1.html   (637 words)

 Chinese Painting-Chinese Brush Painting-China Painting-Oriental Painting
He does not paint shrimps, insects, birds, and flowers as they are in nature; only their essence has shown as a result of the artist's long-term observation and profound understanding of the subjects.
Chinese calligraphy and Chinese painting are closely related because lines are used in both.
Traditional Chinese painting is a combination in the same picture of the arts of poetry, calligraphy, painting, and seal engraving.
www.ichinesepainting.com   (748 words)

 Chinese painting
The earliest forms of Chinese painting that we have date from the last centuries B.C. During the period of fragmentation of the late Zhou (771-221 B.C.), the many different feudal courts of China employed all sorts of artisans, and many rulers lavished attention on court painters.
The paint lines of early Chinese paintings were made much the way that people brushed the strokes of the characters they wrote in composing letters and other records.
Although much of the earliest painting we have is of human figures, the great skill of early artists in subtle application of a "calligraphic" line of fl ink is already visible.
www.indiana.edu /~ealc100/Art2.html   (216 words)

 The Metropolitan Museum of Art - Special Exhibitions: The Douglas Dillon Legacy: Chinese Painting for the Metropolitan ...
An exhibition of more than fifty masterpieces of Chinese painting acquired through the generosity of Douglas Dillon (1909–2003) and The Dillon Fund, along with several major gifts presented in his honor, are on view at The Metropolitan Museum of Art through August 8, 2004.
The development of the scholarly painting tradition during the early and middle Ming dynasty is represented in the fifth gallery by works of Wang Fu (1362–1416), Shen Zhou (1427–1509), and Wen Zhengming (1470–1559).
At court, the calligraphic painting style of the orthodox school persisted alongside a new, highly descriptive manner of painting using Western techniques of perspective and chiaroscuro modeling introduced by Jesuit missionaries.
www.metmuseum.org /special/Dillon/legacy_more.htm   (968 words)

 Traditional Chinese Realistic Painting 2007 Calendar Wallpapers
By the mid-T'ang dynasty, landscape and flower-and-bird paintings began their rise to prominence.
Paintings of mountains, forests, fields, and gardens have the ability to transport one away from the vexations of the material world into a peaceful, carefree realm.
Thus the landscape and flower-and-bird types of painting, together with the earlier human figure painting, comprise the three main categories of traditional Chinese painting.
www.flash-screen.com /calendar-wallpapers/gallery-traditional-chinese-realistic-painting.html   (167 words)

 Traditional Chinese painting - introduce landscape painting, brush painting and more
According to the means of expression, Chinese painting can be divided into two categories: the xieyi school and the gongbi school.
While traditional Chinese painting still occupies an important place in the life of modern Chinese, many painters now desire to express their experience of new times.
By combining new modes of expression with traditional Chinese painting techniques, they are opening up a vast, new world of artistic expression.
www.chinavoc.com /arts/trpainting.htm   (731 words)

 The Treatment of Chinese Portraits: An Introduction to Chinese Painting Conservation Technique
Fourteen paintings needed to be remounted before they could be presented to the public, and this task proved challenging for two reasons: the scale of the paintings (most measure 11 feet by 4 feet) and the sensitivity of the colors to water.
Chinese mounting silk is quite thin and comes in a limited number of patterns such as birds, flowers, bamboo, or plain.
Later the painting is sprayed with water, brushed flat, and attached to the drying board by the strips.
aic.stanford.edu /sg/bpg/annual/v18/bp18-05.html   (2549 words)

 EZlearn Chinese Academy- Chinese Brush Painting Class
The earliest Chinese painting in between 5000 to 2000 B.C. were on ceramics and metals to symbolize the respection of religious and magic.
The painting gradually shifted to a stylistic stage.
Subjects of Chinese brush painting cover from figure painting, landscape, trees and flowers, birds and insects to a story telling type of painting.
www.ezlearnchinese.com /painting.html   (138 words)

 Chinese Painting and Crafts
Painting in China, like most other cultural pursuits, has a long history, cult murals in tombs, temples and palaces are known to have existed already in the 3
As Chinese writing is not phonetic, anybody who is literate inn whatever region and independence of a local dialect will be able to understand a written text.
Writing and painting utensils are referred to in China as the Four treasures of Study.
www.regit.com /regitour/china/painting/painting.htm   (601 words)

 Technique Characteristcs Chinese Brush Painting - China Style
Lines play a decisive role in the formation of images in traditional Chinese painting, and the variations in lines are, in the main, determined by the method of using the brush.
What gives ink-and-wash paintings their unique flavour is that they make use of darkness or lightness, density or dilution to present the light and colour possessed by various objects, especially the particular effect formed between water, ink and unprocessed xuan paper.
The use of colour in traditional Chinese painting stresses the intrinsic colour of the object, varying the shades on the basis of the intrinsic colours.
library.thinkquest.org /05aug/01780/painting-calligraphy/painting/tech-painting.htm   (1114 words)

 Chinese Calligraphy & Chinese Painting
It is quite common for a Chinese painter to say that he is "writing a painting." Technically speaking, the painter handles the brush and manipulates the ink no differently from a calligrapher.
The first two essentials of good Chinese calligraphy and painting are: a simulation of life in the strokes and a dynamic equilibrium in the design.
Since Chinese paintings are far less detailed than most Western paintings, the equilibrium of line and space has to be very carefully considered.
www.chinesecalligraphyinfo.com /about/painting.php   (263 words)

 Chinese Art Paintings
Artists of traditional Chinese painting do not attempt to disguise the contemporary Chinese artist's interpretation of a classical subject matter, but aim to reflect the artistic accomplishment of the old master.
Chinese symbolic flower paintings in particular stand at the emotional center of Chinese aesthetic culture.
In modern society Chinese symbolic flower paintings are still interpreted as an expression of specific emotions and are given as gifts to convey a range of sentiments.
www.chineseartpaintings.com /gallery.html   (670 words)

 The Art of Traditional Chinese Painting Continued
A square planter painted according to the objective principles of perspective should in theory appear longer in front and be foreshortened in the back, reflecting the perceived decrease in relative size of more distant objects.
This painting is representative of the "freehand brushstroke" school of traditional Chinese painting.
Scholar-statesmen and literati led the melding of poetry and painting, and this eventually spread to the academy of painting.
www.chinatownconnection.com /chinese_art2.htm   (460 words)

 General Information: Traditional Paintings by Famous Artists
Chu Yunghai, are brush paintings in traditional Chinese painting style by very well established painters.
The "rain drop", "bleeding" or other types of color variation, however, is not a sign of mishandling, but rather Chinese artist's intended result on their artwork, one of the major characteristics of Chinese ink painting.
Chinese artists usually fold their paintings after completion, and as a result, some folds, unnoticeable online, may be slightly or very slightly visible.
chinesepaintingjc.com /general.php   (353 words)

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