Chinese Painting

Chinese Painting

by Torao Miyagawa
     
 

Of all the arts of China, painting is the most accessible to the Westerner. Not only is the bold line and spare composition of classical Chinese painting surprisingly appealing to modern sensibilities, but many masterpieces of Chinese painting are on view in Western museums. To truly enjoy the glories of this great tradition, however, a knowledge of the origins,…  See more details below

Overview

Of all the arts of China, painting is the most accessible to the Westerner. Not only is the bold line and spare composition of classical Chinese painting surprisingly appealing to modern sensibilities, but many masterpieces of Chinese painting are on view in Western museums. To truly enjoy the glories of this great tradition, however, a knowledge of the origins, growth, and development of painting in China is crucial. This volume provides just this information in a historical survey that traces Chinese painting from the earliest designs scratched into tomb walls, through its full glory in the dynastic period, to the decline of classical painting in the early modern era.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780834815278
Publisher:
Shambhala Publications, Inc.
Publication date:
01/01/1984
Series:
A History of the Art of China Ser.
Edition description:
1st English ed
Pages:
232
Product dimensions:
8.51(w) x 11.96(h) x 1.01(d)

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