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  • Online exhibit of Chinese landscape painting: http://www.wcc.co.westchester.ny.us/library/syllabi/hall/art108/China_lecture2.html
  • Online Exhibit: Tales from the Land of Dragons: 1,000 Years of Chinese Painting
  • http://www.stolaf.edu/courses/2004sem1/Art_and_Art_History/259/ArtsChina/9dragons.html
  • Source: http://www.china-on-site.com/painting/yuan/nizan/139.htm http://www.china-on-site.com/painting/yuan/nizan/600.htm
  • Source: http://www.npm.gov.tw/exhbition/dai0705/english/e-dai-0705.htm
  • Source: http://www.wcc.co.westchester.ny.us/library/syllabi/hall/art108/China_lecture2.html
  • Artchive: Bierstadt , Albert Looking Up the Yosemite Valley c. 1865-67 Oil on canvas 91.4 x 148.6 cm (36 x 58 1/2 in) The Haggin Museum, Stockton, California
  • Online exhibit of Chinese landscape painting: http://www.wcc.co.westchester.ny.us/library/syllabi/hall/art108/China_lecture2.html
  • Pp Ch27 China

    1. 1. Chapter 27: China and The Romantic View of Nature Humanities 103 Beth Camp Spring 2005
    2. 2. Getting Started <ul><li>How would you describe Chinese landscape painting? </li></ul><ul><li>What are the differences between European and Chinese “nature” painting? </li></ul>
    3. 3. A Word about Taoism <ul><li>Philosophy and religion of China since c. 3 Century BCE --essentially to follow the way to achieve freedom from desire and life of simplicity </li></ul><ul><li>Later search for immortality, study of alchemy </li></ul><ul><li>By 5 th Century integrated many aspects of Buddhism </li></ul>Talking about Taoism is not talking about Taoism
    4. 4. Chinese Landscape painters <ul><li>Ni Tsan 1301-1374 </li></ul><ul><li>Tai Chin 1388-1462 </li></ul><ul><li>Chen Rong (active ca. 1235-1262) </li></ul><ul><li>Shen Zhou 1427-1509 </li></ul>
    5. 5. Chen Rong (active ca. 1235-1262) <ul><li>Nine Dragons, 1244 </li></ul>
    6. 6. Chen Rong, Detail of Nine Dragons, 1244
    7. 7. Excerpt from “Nine Dragons” <ul><li>“. . . The greatness that emerged from the tip of my brush cannot be found elsewhere in the world. At a distance, one feels as if the clouds and the waves were flying and moving. Viewed closely, one suspects that only a god could have painted these dragons.” </li></ul><ul><li>Source: Tales from the Land of Dragons </li></ul>
    8. 8. Ni Tsan 1301-1374 <ul><li>Peaceful Forest after Rain </li></ul><ul><li>The Fishing Village after Autumn Rain </li></ul>
    9. 10. Tai Chin 1388-1462 <ul><li>Returning Home Late from a Spring Outing </li></ul><ul><li>Online exhibit National Palace Museum, Taiwan </li></ul>
    10. 11. Shen Zhou 1427-1509 <ul><li>Poet on a Mountain Top, c. 1500 </li></ul><ul><li>Online lecture on Chinese Painting </li></ul>White clouds like a belt encircle the mountain’s waist A stone ledge flying in space and the far thin road I lean on my bramble staff and gazing into space Make the note of my flute an answer to the sounding torrent Trans. Michael Sullivan, The Three Perfections: Chinese Painting, Poetry, and Calligraphy
    11. 13. Constable Constable: Wivenhoe Park (1816)
    12. 14. Corot Corot: Morning, Dance of Nymphs
    13. 15. Bierstadt American Romanticism: Bierstadt, “Looking Up the Yosemite Valley”
    14. 16. Key elements of Romanticism? <ul><li>Religious attachment to nature </li></ul><ul><li>Emphasize individual experience </li></ul><ul><li>Subjective rather than objective </li></ul><ul><li>Human moods = Nature’s moods </li></ul><ul><li>Power of nature = inspiration + moral truth + redemption </li></ul>
    15. 17. What’s Next? <ul><li>How would you describe Chinese landscape painting ? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Read more about Daoism </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Checkout: 3,000 Years of Chinese Painting in the LBCC Library </li></ul></ul><ul><li>What are the differences between European and Chinese “nature” painting? </li></ul>
    16. 18. Do Chinese landscape paintings show Romanticism (1800-1850)? <ul><li>Not a single style, technique or attitude </li></ul><ul><li>Subjective and imaginative </li></ul><ul><li>Emotionally intense, mystical </li></ul><ul><li>Rebels against “classic”and “neoclassic” </li></ul><ul><li>Emphasizes nature’s wild, mysterious, exotic, melancholic, melodramatic aspects </li></ul>

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