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Mountains and Water in Chinese Landscape Paintings

Landscape painting is traditionally at the top of the hierarchy of Chinese painting styles. The Chinese term for "landscape" is made up of two characters meaning "mountains and water". Chinese artists do not usually paint real places but imaginary, idealized landscapes. Chinese … Continue reading

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Waterfall Scenery in Chinese Landscape Paintings

As you know, Chinese mountains and waterfall paintings are always well-received for their auspicious meanings and best wishes for fortune and wealth. In traditional Chinese paintings, mountains, for their power and majestic manner, are frequently used to symbolize the solid … Continue reading

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A Thousand Li of Rivers and Mountains

"A Thousand Li of Rivers and Mountains" by Wang Ximeng, Northern Song Dynasty (960-1127), is a landscape painting masterpiece of ancient China. It is now part of the collection of the Palace Museum in Beijing. Wang was one of the … Continue reading

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