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Animal-themed Paintings in Ancient China(Chinese Traditional Paintings)(English edition)

Author:Geng Mingsong

Publication date:2008-12-01

ISBN:9787508514109

Language:English

Abstract:

The history of animal - themed paintings in China can be traced back to around 6,000 or 7,000 years ago when Chinese ancestors used the imagery of fish, bird and frog, which were closely related to their daily life, as decorative patterns on earthenware. During the following dynasties, taotie (a myt...
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The history of animal - themed paintings in China can be traced back to around 6,000 or 7,000 years ago when Chinese ancestors used the imagery of fish, bird and frog, which were closely related to their daily life, as decorative patterns on earthenware. During the following dynasties, taotie (a mythical ferocious animal in Chinese legends), buffalo, sheep, horse, deer, tiger, oxen, cat, monkey, dog are mostly presented in paintings. Like ancient figure painters who aimed at a likeness not only in appearance but also in spirit, the pet portrait artists also paid special attention to displaying the unique motion and expression of different animals.

Book catalogue

  • Cover

    1
  • Titlepage

    2
  • Contents

    3
  • Preface

    4
  • Animal Paintings of the Tang and Five Dynasties

    5
  • Animal Paintings of the Two Song Dynasties

    6
  • Animal Paintings of the Yuan  Dynasty

    7
  • Animal Paintings of the Ming Dynasty

    8
  • Animal Paintings of the Qing Dynasty

    9
  • Appendix

    10
  • Copyright

    11

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