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Huìhuà 绘画 (Painting)

Huìhuà 绘画 (Painting)

Catherine PAGANI Portrait of Sao Yong by Ren Yi (Ren Bonian 1840–1895). Ren often painted portraits of his fellow artists in contemplative poses. PHOTO BY JOAN LEBOLD COHEN. Painting as an art form came into its own in the Han dynasty, and would later join poetry and calligraphy as one of the “three perfections” of the scholar-gentleman (wenren). Styles of […]

by · 23 January 2012 · Comments are Disabled · Berkshire Encyclopedia of China, History, Arts, and Culture, Visual Arts
Gōngtíng huìhuà 宫廷绘画 (Painting—Court)

Gōngtíng huìhuà 宫廷绘画 (Painting—Court)

Yu JIANG An detail of an scroll from the Jurchen-Jin dynasty titled Admonitions of the Instructress to the Palace Ladies by Gu Kaizhi (c. 344–406). In this scene royal children are groomed by their nannies as their parents look on indulgently. COLLECTION OF THE BRITISH MUSEUM. Imperial courts throughout China’s long dynastic history employed professional painters—as well as architects, artisans, […]

by · 23 January 2012 · Comments are Disabled · Berkshire Encyclopedia of China, History, Arts, and Culture, Visual Arts
Huā-niǎo huà 花鸟画 (Painting—Flower and Bird)

Huā-niǎo huà 花鸟画 (Painting—Flower and Bird)

Yu JIANG Birds in Autumn by Lin Fengmian (1900–1991). Lin often evokes a feeling of loneliness and isolation in his flower and bird paintings. Flower and bird painting is a traditional Chinese painting genre that focuses on depicting plants and animals. It is much appreciated for the evocation of nature’s changing seasons and the painter’s lyrical emotions. In technique flower […]

by · 23 January 2012 · Comments are Disabled · Berkshire Encyclopedia of China, History, Arts, and Culture, Visual Arts
Mínsú huà 民俗画 (Painting—Folk)

Mínsú huà 民俗画 (Painting—Folk)

Diana Y. CHOU Lin Fengmian (1900–1991). Opera Story, Lotus Lantern. Along with Zhang Daqian and Wu Zuoren, two other artists influenced by the New Culture Movement, Lin studied painting in the West. PHOTO BY JOAN LEBOLD COHEN. Folk painting in China focuses on subjects drawn from myth, drama, and fiction, as well as regional rituals, customs, and landscape. It includes […]

by · 23 January 2012 · Comments are Disabled · Berkshire Encyclopedia of China, History, Arts, and Culture, Visual Arts
Shān shuǐ huà 山水画 (Painting—Landscape)

Shān shuǐ huà 山水画 (Painting—Landscape)

Diana Y. CHOU Landscape painting by Huang Binhong. Musée de l’Art Moderne, Paris. Even after the end of imperial China, landscape painting continued to develop as artists expressed the new and engaged the old. PHOTO BY JOAN LEBOLD COHEN. Landscape painting—depicting mountains, trees, waterfalls, and rivers—developed as a genre during the Tang dynasty. After the end of imperial China, landscape […]

by · 23 January 2012 · Comments are Disabled · Berkshire Encyclopedia of China, History, Arts, and Culture, Visual Arts
Qí Báishí 齐白石 (QI Baishi)

Qí Báishí 齐白石 (QI Baishi)

Terence RUSSELL Painting of fish and crabs by Qi Baishi. PHOTO BY JOAN LEBOLD COHEN. Qi Baishi ??? is possibly the best known Chinese painter of the modern era. His paintings, often sparse depictions of birds, plants and insects, reflect a strong connection with Chinese tradition, as well as Qi’s uniquely expressive and unrestrained brush style. In describing his philosophy […]

by · 22 January 2012 · Comments are Disabled · Berkshire Encyclopedia of China, Biography, History, Arts, and Culture
Táng Yín 唐寅 (TANG Yin)

Táng Yín 唐寅 (TANG Yin)

Yu JIANG Lady with Fan, by Tang Yin (1470–1523). Tang Yin, who wrote under the pen name Taohuaanzhu, meaning Master of the Peach Cottage, was one of the four masters of the Wu Painting School during the Ming dynasty (1368–1644). After failing to gain a political position in the Ming civil service he joined the ranks of the literati, integrating […]

by · 22 January 2012 · Comments are Disabled · Berkshire Encyclopedia of China, Biography, History, Arts, and Culture
Wáng Miǎn 王冕 (WANG Mian)

Wáng Miǎn 王冕 (WANG Mian)

Yu JIANG A scroll painting of a blossoming plum branch by Wang Mian, who inscribed six poems on the painting. Four of his contemporaries also added their own poems; calligraphy often served as a frame for the images or became an integral part of the composition. Wang Mian was a Yuan dynasty (1279–1368) painter most renowned for his momei (ink […]

by · 22 January 2012 · Comments are Disabled · Berkshire Encyclopedia of China, Biography, History, Arts, and Culture
Xú Bēihóng 徐悲鴻 (XU Beihong)

Xú Bēihóng 徐悲鴻 (XU Beihong)

Catherine PAGANI In his masterful paintings of galloping horses, Xu Beihong used principles of foreshortening introduced from Western art. PHOTO BY JOAN LEBOLD COHEN. Xu Beihong was an important figure in introducing Western ideas to modern Chinese painting. He trained and exhibited in Europe, and held important teaching posts in China. Xu’s work combined traditional Chinese heroic subjects with Western […]

by · 22 January 2012 · Comments are Disabled · Berkshire Encyclopedia of China, Biography, History, Arts, and Culture
Zhāng Dàqiān 张大千 (ZHANG Daqian)

Zhāng Dàqiān 张大千 (ZHANG Daqian)

Catherine PAGANI Drinking and Singing at the Foot of a Precipitous Mountain was supposedly a tenth century work attributed to the painter Guan Tong, now believed to be a master forgery by Zhang Daqian. The forgery includes seals of supposed past owners to create a false history. Zhang Daqian was one of the great modernist painters of the twentieth century. […]

by · 22 January 2012 · Comments are Disabled · Berkshire Encyclopedia of China, Biography, History, Arts, and Culture