Early Chinese Artwork

Yes, I’m still here!

I haven’t gone anywhere–just living life– but reading and blogging has slowed down somewhat.  I’m still reading  The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck and I wanted to share some images of the various forms of artwork from pre-revolutionary China.

China has such a rich history and I wanted to see for myself and share with others  just a few examples of the creativity and craftsmanship of the Chinese people. Their artwork is amazing and beautiful. I hope you enjoy!

Vase with Poet Zhou Dunyi

Pottery dated 1587

Vase Artist/maker unknown, Chinese Geography: Made in China, Asia Period: Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) Date: Kangxi Period (1662-1722


A partial section of the Tang Dynasty copy of the Lantingji Xu by Feng Chengsu (馮承素), dated between 627-650, collection of the Palace Museum in Beijing. (Note: this is intended to be read right-to-left.)

Tapestry from the Qing dynasty.

A long, portrait oriented painting of a bare-chested, bearded man sitting on a mat under a tree, reading.


Scholar in a Meadow, 11th Century

Metalwork- 13th or 14th C

 These images represent only a small sampling of the various Chinese art forms. I think their artwork is amazingly beautiful! I especially admire the pottery and ceramic ware which has a long history and the beauty of the work  continues to inspire and amaze people today.

What do you think of Chinese artwork? Is there a specific time period or art form you especially admire or respect? Tell me in the comments below.



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