Chinese Art

Chinese art is  visual art that, whether ancient or modern, originated in or is practiced in China or by Chinese artists. The Chinese art in the Republic of China (Taiwan) and that of overseas Chinese can also be considered part of Chinese art where it is based in or draws on Chinese heritage and Chinese culture. Early ”stone age art’ dates back to 10,000 BC, mostly consisting of simple pottery and sculptures. After this early period Chinese art, like Chinese history, is typically classified by the succession of ruling dynasties of Chinese emporors, most of which lasted several hundred years.

The Chinese seem to deliver art with a skip and a hop, it’s so light and simplistic.  The bare scenes draw the eye in and question where and why we have feelings with the absence of any life form.  Commonly nature is the essence of the work, Artist Xia Chang composed Bamboo under Spring Rain in 1460 during the Tianshun Period (1457–1464).

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Bamboo under Spring Rain, Xia Chang, 1460

This style of painting is very popular today with many modern interpretations available for purchase on the internet.  I enjoy the basic representation of nature in this raw form and felt compelled to give it a go myself.  My version is developed once again using the Berol felt pen broken down with the addition of water.  The picture does seem to show some elements of this style, however in comparison to the art currently on the market appears quite basic.  Pleased to have given it a go in order to feel the piece and know that this could be implemented amongst other styles in any future works I may undertake.

Developing Graduations
Art work currently available for purchase on the internet





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