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Chinese painting and calligraphy by traditional art gallery Toperfect, supplies Chinese portrait paintings, famous landscape painting of animals, Shan Shui, flowers, mountains, and traditional chinese calligraphy.
Traditional Chinese Painting
* Acrylic Painting
* Watercolor Painting
* Gouache Painting
* Traditional Chinese Painting
Pastel Painting * Charcoal Drawing * Pencil Sketch * Wax Crayon Painting
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Chinese Painting Techniques
An important part of the country's cultural heritage, the ancient Chinese painting is distinguished from Western art in that it is executed on xuan paper (or silk) with the Chinese brush, ink, mineral and vegetable pigments.
To attain proficiency in this branch of Chinese caligraphy calls for assiduous exercise, a good control of the brush, and a feel and knowledge of the qualities of xuan paper and Chinese painting ink.
Before setting a brush to paper, the painter must conceive a well-composed draft in his mind, drawing on his imagination and store of experience, Once Chinese painting artists starts to paint, he will normally have to complete the Chinese scrolls at one go, denied the possibility of any alteration of wrong strokes.
Xuan paper, as discussed in
a previous article, is most suitable for
paintings Chinese and calligraphy. It is of the right texture
to allow the writing brush wet with ink and held in a trained hand, to move
freely on it, making strokes varying from
dark to light, from solid to hollow. These
soon turn out to be Chinese portrait paintings of human figures, Chinese
landscape paintings of mountains, animals, plants
and flowers, birds, fish and insects, full
of interest and life.
Famous Chinese paintings are divided into two major categories: free hand brushwork (xieyi) and detailed brushwork (gongbi) . The former is characterized by simple and bold strokes intended to represent the exaggerated likenesses of the objects, while the latter by fine brushwork and close attention to detail. Employing different techniques, the two schools try to achieve the same end, the creation of beauty.
Chinese Painting History
It is difficult to tell how long traditional painting Chinese has existed in China. Pots of 5,000-6,000 years ago were painted in colour with patterns of flowers, landscapes, and animals, reflecting various aspects of the life of primitive clan communities. These may be considered the beginnings of ancient Chinese paintings.
China entered the slave society about 2000
B.C. Though no Chinese landscape painting of that period have
ever come to light, that society witnessed
the emergence of a magnificent bronze
culture, and bronzes can only be taken as a
composite art of Chinese painting and sculpture.
|In 1949 from a tomb of the Warring States Period (475-221 B. C.) was unearthed a painting Chinese on silk of human figures, dragons and phoenixes. The earliest Chinese brush painting on silk ever discovered in China, it measures about 30 cm long by 20 cm wide. From this and other early traditional Chinese calligraphy on silk it may be easily seen that the ancients were already familiar with the art of the writing or painting brush, for the strokes show vigour or elegance whichever was desired. Our Chinese painters offer reproductions of ancient art of this period that are strongly religious or mythological in themes.|
Chinese scroll on paper appeared much later than
those on silk for the simple reason that the
invention of silk preceded that of paper by
a long historical period.
In 1964, when a tomb dating to the Jin Dynasty (265- 420 A. D) was excavated at Astana in Turpan, Xinjiang, a coloured Chinese painting was discovered. It shows, on top, the sun, the moon and the Big Dipper and, below, the owner of fan in his hand. A portrayal in vivid lines of the life of a feudal land-owner, measuring 106.5 cm long 47 cm high, it is the only known Chinese landscape painting on paper of such antiquity in China.
Traditional Chinese Calligraphy
Calligraphy is understood in China as Chinese art of writing a good hand with the brush or the study of the rules and techniques of this art. As such it is peculiar to China and the few countries influenced by ancient Chinese painting culture. In the history of Chinese art, calligraphy has always been held in equal importance to paintings Chinese. Great attention is also paid today to its development by holding exhibitions of ancient and China modern paintings and by organizing competitions among youngsters and people from various walks of life.
Chinese calligraphy, like the script itself,
began with the hieroglyphs and, over the
long ages of evolution, has developed
various styles and schools, constituting an
important part of the heritage of national
Mounting or Framing
There are 4 kinds of mounting and framing for traditional Chinese painting on paper. The prices quoted at our traditional gallery are for simple mounting with Chinese scroll made of wood. Please let us know if you want the Chinese drawings and caligraphy framed or mounted with porcelain scroll. The cost is different for different materials, so it will be helpful if you tell us your budget to buy Chinese painting, then we'll recommend suitable materials in your budget.
A, plain unmounted, unable to hang
C, mount in Chinese scrolls, ready to hang
B, simple mounting to nail or paste
D, Mounting and framing, ready to hang