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Ancient Chinese Art – Early China – History of Art

By |2018-11-13T05:17:30+00:00June 5th, 2017|Art, China|

Ancient Chinese art: Song Dynasty painting General themes of ancient Chinese art From the earliest Stone Age art to the Ming Dynasty in 1500 AD, Chinese artists took up the same themes over and over again. They were interested in swirling lines. They were interested in nature: animals, trees, flowers, rocks, water. Chinese [...]

Zhou Dynasty Chinese Art – Early China

By |2018-06-06T11:22:24+00:00June 5th, 2017|Art, China|

Western Zhou bronze vessel from China (now in the Musee Guimet, Paris) Western Zhou art The first part of the Zhou Dynasty is called the Western Zhou, and it runs from about 1122 to about 722 BC. During the Western Zhou dynasty, art didn't change very much from the Shang Dynasty that came before [...]