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Eight Immortals the Chinese gods in Paintings

Each Immortal has a magic tool that can give life or destroy evils. Tieguai Li had an iron crutch and gourd, Zhang Guolao always rode the donkey back to front, Han Zhongli waved his palm-leaf fan, Lan Caihe carried his … Continue reading

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What are Chinese Scroll Paintings

Chinese Scroll mounting is a traditional mounting form to make Chinese paintings/calligraphy as scrolls that is time-honored and has distinct national characteristic. According to the surviving historical records, the scroll mounting was invented as early as 1,500 years ago. And the … Continue reading

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Wall Paintings on Buddhist and Daoist Themes by Han Gan

Han Gan was a Tang Dynasty painter, who, though recorded as having done wall paintings on Buddhist and Daoist themes, is best remembered for his horse paintings. Han emphasized the strength and nobility of the horses of the Tang Empire … Continue reading

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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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