Chinese Painting by Ci LinChinese Painting by Ci Lin

Chinese Painting

byCi Lin

Paperback | September 19, 2011

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Traditional Chinese painting was fundamentally an abstract art form. Artists did not seek to represent direct copies of the natural world; rather, traditional Chinese paintings sought to portray the harmony between the natural world and human emotion, evoking ancient Chinese philosophy. From ancient scroll paintings to Buddhist grottoes to modern art, Lin Ci explores the history, theory and development of distinctive styles of Chinese painting, illustrated throughout with full color examples of these unique, treasured works of art.

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Title:Chinese PaintingFormat:PaperbackDimensions:174 pages, 9.06 × 6.14 × 0.39 inPublished:September 19, 2011Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0521186633

ISBN - 13:9780521186636

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Preface; 1. From Gu Kaizhi to Wu Daozi; 2. Desert treasures; 3. Lucid mountains and remote streams; 4. Scholar paintings; 5. Modern Chinese paintings; Appendix: chronological table of the Chinese dynasties.