Rise of Chinese Painting: Six Dynasties and Tang Dynasty
- I. Historical Setting
- A. Disintegration of the Han Dynasty
- B. Daoism (Taoism ) andthe Dao de jing(Tao Te Ching)
- C. Native culture in South China (Nanking)
- II. Six Dynasties Painters
- A. Xie He (Hsieh Ho), "The Six Canons of Painting"
- 1. Qi yun (Ch'i yun)--"Life Spirit";
animation through spirit consonance
- 2. Structural method in use of the brush
- 3. Fidelity to the object in portraying forms
- 4. Conformity to kind in applying colors
- 5. Proper planning in placing (of elements)
- 6. That by copying, the ancient models will beperpetuated
- B. Gu Kaizhi (Ku K'ai-chih) [ca. 344-406]
- C. Zhang Sengyou (Chang Sen-yu) [act. ca. 500-550]
- III. Tang (T'ang ) Dynasty Painters
- A. Yan Liben (Yen Li-pen) [d. 673 AD]
- 1 "Ch'en Wen-ti"
(Chen Wen Di) [r. 560-566], Portraits of the Emperors Scroll
- 2. "Sui Yang Di"
(Sui Yang-ti) [r. 605-614], Portraits of the Emperors Scroll
- B. Wu Daozi (Wu Tao-tzu)
act. ca. 720-760 LARGE
- C. Li Zhen (Li Chen) act.ca. 800-"Patriarch Amoghavajra"
- D. Han Gan (Han Kan) act. 742-756
- E. Zhou Fang (Chou Fang) act. 780-810
- F. Wang Wei (Wang Wei) 699-759-"Wang Chuan"
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