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A Selection of Traditional Chinese Paintings

Author: 刘奉文(Liu Fengwen)
ISBN: 978-7-5085-1030-9
Original Region: China
Original Language: Simplified Chinese
Publication Date: 2009
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The theme of Chinese painting ranges from characters to landscapes, flowers, birds, grass, insects, animals, bridges and pavilions. As for artistic form, there are line drawing and coloring, meticulous and freehand brushwork, concrete and abstract, realistic and romantic style. In the past thousands of years emerged lots of great artists. These artists have produced numerous great works. All of them now become unique treasures and are preserved in major museums all over the world or at the hand of private collectors. This album selects more than 100 top-notch Chinese paintings since the Jin Dynasty (265-420).
These paintings and their authors have produced direct and drastic impacts on the development of traditional Chinese painting of later ages. Mainly drawn on silk and paper, these works have different forms, such as hand scroll, hanging scroll, album and fan painting. Majority of these paintings are representatives of existing ancient paintings, some are state treasures and some valuable cultural heritages of mankind. Through these works, the readers can not only appreciate great Oriental painting art imbued with artistic taste, but also have a glimpse of profound Chinese culture.

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