Jan 17

Can you describe at least 4 characteristics of Chinese Art for me?

I am really in a bind here for my homework. I have a huge exam coming up next week, and I am stuck on this one. I can’t seem to find it in the textbook, and I missed my lecture this week.

Ancient China to 500 B.C.E. – any help would be wonderful

Here are a few thoughts: -

[1] Around 2000 BC, the Chinese discovered how to make bronze (an alloy of copper and tin). Chinese Artists employed this new material to make jars and flat plaques for use in religious ceremonies. Some pieces have lots of fancy decoration sticking out all over them. Some are abstract designs, others show plants or animals or mythical monsters like dragons. Some show demons, or human faces.

[2] Towards the end of the Shang Dynasty, about 1200 BC, artists began to write messages on bronze pieces using the earliest Chinese pictograms.

[3] Under the Eastern Chou Dynasty, around 700 BC, artists began using gold and silver inlays to decorate their bronze pieces.

[4] Towards the end of the Eastern Chou period, about 300 BC, artists began to create the first Chinese pictures of whole scenes with several people and a landscape, often hunting scenes.

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  1. manxminnjack says:

    Here are a few thoughts: -

    [1] Around 2000 BC, the Chinese discovered how to make bronze (an alloy of copper and tin). Chinese artists employed this new material to make jars and flat plaques for use in religious ceremonies. Some pieces have lots of fancy decoration sticking out all over them. Some are abstract designs, others show plants or animals or mythical monsters like dragons. Some show demons, or human faces.

    [2] Towards the end of the Shang Dynasty, about 1200 BC, artists began to write messages on bronze pieces using the earliest Chinese pictograms.

    [3] Under the Eastern Chou Dynasty, around 700 BC, artists began using gold and silver inlays to decorate their bronze pieces.

    [4] Towards the end of the Eastern Chou period, about 300 BC, artists began to create the first Chinese pictures of whole scenes with several people and a landscape, often hunting scenes.
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