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1 Chinese Landscapes Working With Space

2 Chinese Painting Has a long and rich history Format –Hand scrolls –Hanging scrolls –Fans Experiment with negative & positive space and different points of view

3 Dynasties China’s history is divided into periods called dynasties rulers from the same family Some were short, some long Some calm and productive, some violent and corrupt

4 Court Style Sculpture was the earliest Chinese art form Once paper was invented in 206 B.C. painting became more important During the peaceful Tang Dynasty ( ) painters created realistic portraits and likelife detailed scenes of royal life – COURT STYLE

5 Scholar Painters Continued the figure tradition but set figures in vast landscapes The focal point of Spring Landscape is a man on horseback This is a hanging scroll

6 Hand Scrolls A hanging scroll is viewed all at one time Hand scrolls, such as the long, horizontal Horse and Groom are seen in pieces by rolling and unrolling them (Spring Morning in the Han Palace) pages 8-9 is 20 ft long and painted in the Court Style

7 3 Categories of Painting Figure Landscape Bird/Flower Painting

8 Tang Dynasty At the beginning of the Tang Dynasty people were the main subjects of Chinese paintings Landscapes were ONLY a background When the Tang Dynasty ended 300 years later, landscape had become a subject in itself

9 Dao Doaism considers human beings a very small part of an interactive constantly changing natural world Rocks, mountains, and stones are just as alive as humans, flowers, and animals.

10 Mansions in the Mountains of Paradise pg 4 Feels mysterious because of the long vertical format Negative space is created by the mist (paper) to create foreground, middle ground, and background Mountain shapes repeat to feel deep space

11 Inspiration

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