Traditional Chinese painting

        Traditional Chinese painting, as an important part of Chinese cultural heritage, differs from western art in that Chinese rice paper (or silk) is treated with Chinese ink pens, Chinese ink and mineral and plant pigments.To master this part of art, need to practice diligently and understand the quality of brush, rice paper and ink. 

        The artist must imagine his own imagination and experience. When painting begins, he generally wants to finish the work in one breath, denying the possibility of changing the mistake.

        Many Chinese painters are also poets and calligraphers. He often adds a poem to the picture, always bearing the impression of a seal. The resulting works are often the four branches of Chinese art - poetry, calligraphy, painting and seal-cutting.

        Chinese painting is divided into two kinds of freehand painting (Xie Yi) and fine strokes (fine strokes). The former features simple and bold brush strokes, exaggeration of expressing objects, and the latter through subtle strokes and meticulous attention. Both schools use different technologies to achieve the same goal of creating beauty.

        It is hard to tell how long Chinese painting art is. Fifty-six thousand years of textiles and animals reflect all aspects of primitive patriarchal society. This may be considered the beginning of Chinese painting.

        Although there was no picture of the transition to slave society around the 2000 BC, this society has witnessed the emergence of a spectacular bronze culture that can only be considered as a composite art of painting and sculpture.

        In 1949 from the Warring States Period (475-221 BC) unearthed Longfeng silk painting. The earliest silk work found in China was about 30 centimeters and 20 centimeters wide.

        From this and other early silk paintings, it is easy to see that the ancients were already familiar with the art of writing or painting brush,, because no matter what they wanted, the strokes showed vitality or elegance. The theme of this period is a strong religion or myth.

        The simple fact is that the painting on paper is much later than the painting on silk because in a very long historical period, the invention of silk preceded the invention of paper.

        In 1964, a tomb dating back to Jin Dynasty (265-420A) was discovered in Astana, Turpan, Xinjiang, where painting on paper was discovered. It shows the sun, moon and dipper above, below is the owner of the fans in the hands. A vivid line depicts the life of a feudal landlords 106.5 cm long and 47 cm long, the only such ancient paper-based painting in China.


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