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S: Chinese Art

FC: Chinese ART Paintings and Famous Artists

1: Casey Bolanos | Social Studies Ms. Mueller Ancient China Chinese Art Paintings and Famous Artists

2: We are | -The Chinese artist regarded color as a distraction. -The brush pen was made from animal hair. -In ancient times, paintings were done on silk. -Some paper cut artwork is used in women's hair. -Chinese paintings mostly only have brushwork, which is only ink, not oil.

3: Colors and Supplies

4: -Calligraphy was thought to be the highest and purest form of painting. -Has been around for four to five thousand years. -Chinese culture has spread to Korea, Japan, Vietnam, and Singapore so calligraphy has become part of Oriental art.

5: Calligraphy

6: -Artists got more artwork themes from India, central Asia, and West Asia. -Early themes were made from religious and supernatural beliefs or from nature and landscapes. -The best known themes in Chinese paintings are landscapes.

7: Themes

8: -The oldest existing Chinese paintings are Buddhist works. -Most of Buddhist's paintings were painted in caves and temples. -Buddhist art influenced the making of Hindu art. -By the 10th century Buddhist's art was dying out in India.

9: Buddhist

10: -To "read a Chinese painting, you need to have a physical connection to the work. -Some Chinese artwork has become 4-Dimensional. -Much of the Chinese art these days is displayed in museums. -In ancient times, Chinese art was displayed or done in caves or temples.

11: Display

12: -Painting and calligraphy was produced by amateurs, aristocrats, and scholar-officials. -Many art pieces were made by people who follow the Buddhism religion. -Many artists got famous by producing artwork of nature or feelings. -Zao Wou-ki was born in 1921 and he was a very famous painter who had many books and catalogues about him and his artwork.

13: Artists

14: -Artwork done on silk started in 2600 B.C. -Silk was around for centuries until paper was invented. -The earliest silk paintings were found in a tomb in Changsha City in Central China's Hunan Province in 1949. -The silk was beaten on a stone slab so that it can be smooth, soft, and ready for painting.

15: Silk History

16: -The human nail was used as a canvas for the Chinese artists to paint on. -Chinese nail art can be traced down for more than three thousand years ago. -Chinese nail art was the way that nail polish was made. -After nail polish gelatin, gum Arabic, and bee's wax was made and used.

17: Nail Art

18: -This form of Chinese art showed Chinese artists different and new types of colors other than blacks and grays. -This type of paint also showed Chinese artists how to use abstraction, exaggeration, transfiguration, and decoration. -It can take over a decade to master this type of Chinese art.

19: Watercolor Art


21: Used Websites |

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