History of Chinese art is art that, whether ancient or modern, originated in China or by Chinese artists. Early so-called "stone age art" dates back to 10,000 BC, mostly consisting of simple pottery and sculptures. This early period was followed by a series of art dynasties, most of which lasted several hundred years.
QIN QIN DYNASTY DYNASTYThe Terracotta Army, inside theMausoleum of the First Qin Emperor.Consists of more than 7,000 life-sizetomb terra-cotta figures of warriors andhorses buried with the self-proclaimedfirst Emperor of Qin (Qin Shi Huang) in210–209 BC.
Qin sculpture Crossbow men from Crossbow men from the the Terracotta Army Terracotta Army
Zhang Heng ( 張衡 ) a painting on a ceramic tile from a tomb near Luoyang, Henan province, dated to the Eastern Han Dynasty (25–220 AD)
Two gentlemen engrossed in conversation whiletwo others look on.
A gilded bronze lamp with a shutter, in the shape of a maidservant, from the Western Han Dynasty, 2nd century BC
Calligraphy CalligraphyIn ancient China, paiting and calligraphy were the most highly appreciated arts. The implements were the brush pen, made of animal hair, and black inks, made from pine soot and animal glue.
Artiste/ Tokoh Wang Xi Zhi a famous Chinese calligrapher who lived in the 4th century AD. His most famous work is the Lanting Xu and others.
The Art Is in the DetailBy HOLLAND COTTER From his terrace, theworld is blue and green— mountains and trees — or almost green.Spring is on the way; the geese are back. One, then two, alight on the river, with more still invisible but close behind. Pavilion living! The only way. With the city somewhere down there, and natureeverywhere up here, hewatches mist rise. River meets sky.
WEI SHUO a well-known calligrapher of Eastern Jin Dynasty. Her well-known works include Famous Concubine Inscription ( 名姬 帖 Ming Ji Tie) and The Inscription of Wei-shi Henan ( 衛氏和南帖 Wei-shi Henan Tie).
Gu Kaizhi is a celebrated painter of ancient China born in Wuxi. He wrote three books about painting theory: On Painting ( 画论 ), Introduction of Famous Paintings of Wei and Jin Dynasties ( 魏晋胜流画赞 ) Painting Yuntai Mountain ( 画云台山记 ). He wrote, "In figure paintings the clothes and the appearances were not very important. The eyes were the spirit and the decisive factor."
Three of Gus paintings still survive today. They are"Admonitions of the Instructress to the CourtLadies", "Nymph of the Luo River" ( 洛神赋 ), and"Wise and Benevolent Women".
Painting by Dong Yuan(c. 934–962). Dong Yuan was an active painter in the Southern Tang Kingdom. Hewas known for both figure and landscape paintings.
A Chinese Tang Dynasty tri-color glazed porcelain horse(ca. 700 CE), using yellow,green and white colors.
Li Bai and Li Bai andDu Fu both Du Fu bothlived during the lived during theTang Dynasty. Tang Dynasty.They are They areregarded by regarded bymany as the many as thegreatest of the greatest of theChinese poets. Chinese poets.
Seven Sages of the Bamboo Grove, an Eastern Jin tomb painting from Nanjing, now located in the Shaanxi Provincial Museum.
New China artThe most popular form of comics Lianhuanhua which circulated as palm sized books in Shanghai, Guangzhou, Wuhan and Northern China. It became one of the most affordable form of entertainment art. The famous Sanmao character would also be born at this time.
Comics Sanmao, one of the most well-known comic book characters in China
Redevelopment(Mid-1980s - 1990s) Contemporary ArtExecution by Yue Minjun, the most expensiveChinese contemporary art sold in 2007, for a valueof US $5.9 million (or Euro €4.2 million, Britishpound £2.9 million)
CONCLUSIONFrom the history art of chinese,we know thatthe chinese art is highly appreciated andpractised by chinese nowadays especially thecalligraphy and panting.Besides that, fengshui such as mountainwater( shansui ) “Yin Yang” already exist since900BC – present.We can see the treasure of valuable Chineseart which had been keep in museum such asTerracota army during first Emperor of Qin(Qin Shi Huang) in 210–209 BC. From that ,weknow that sculpture already been practisedsince the Qin dynasty.
From the development of century, Chineseart become more advance and improve ineverypart such as colours,techniques andothers.During the dynasty of the emperors, onlytheupper level people will afford to own thepaintings. Nowadays, all the citizen canafford to own these.Most of the paintings areregarding to Fengshui, culture, gods andtraditional cultures.We can see the carving, monument, muraland sculphure in Chinese temple.Besidesthat, Chinese had used for decorationespecially the painting and furniture.