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Chinese brush paintings and calligraphy

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8 Wild Horses by Chen Ming

8 Wild Horses by Chen Ming

My first encounter with Chinese paintings was in 1984, at the age of 10, when my father brought some painted scrolls and calligraphy artworks from his trip to China. Since then this ‘genre’ of painting fascinated me as much as the miniature paintings from South Asia.

Chinese paintings offer one-of-a-kind experience with their intricate simplicity, fluidity of strokes and spontaneous expressions.

Starting around 4000 B.C. traditional Chinese painting has developed continuously over a period of more than six thousand years. Its growth has inevitably reflected the changes of time and social conditions. In its early stage of development, Chinese painting was closely related to the other crafts, from pottery to the decorations used on the bronzes, carved jade and lacqerware… more

The featured artwork here is available for purchase from Chinesepaintings.com.

Rooster - Security by Lin Jing (left) and Tiger at Night by Li Ming (right)

Rooster - Security by Lin Jing (left) and Tiger at Night by Li Ming (right)

Ming and Sung Dynasty Poems by Jet Lee

Ming and Sung Dynasty Poems by Jet Lee

Koi Fish and Lotus by Lou Dahua

Koi Fish and Lotus by Lou Dahua

Birds and Lotus by Lou Dahua

Birds and Lotus by Lou Dahua

Birds and Bamboo by Lou Dahua

Birds and Bamboo by Lou Dahua

Birds in Fall by Lou Dahua

Birds in Fall by Lou Dahua

Birds and Bamboo by Yu Yen Kou (left) and Bamboo by Ren Tao (right)

Birds and Bamboo by Yu Yen Kou (left) and Bamboo by Ren Tao (right)

Birds Flying Through Bamboo by Shr Han

Birds Flying Through Bamboo by Shr Han

City Bridge by Tan Wei Chung (top left), Enjoying the Quietness by Wang Shiao Pong (top right), Zhong Kui at Night by Long Shau Yen (bottom left) and Old Shanghai Restaurant by Gao Wengang (bottom right)

City Bridge by Tan Wei Chung (top left), Enjoying the Quietness by Wang Shiao Pong (top right), Zhong Kui at Night by Long Shau Yen (bottom left) and Old Shanghai Restaurant by Gao Wengang (bottom right)

Fish and Lotus by Lou Dahua

Fish and Lotus by Lou Dahua

Returning After a Storm - Tang Jeng Ping

Returning After a Storm - Tang Jeng Ping

Longevity (left) and Good Fortune (right) by Wen Shen

Longevity (left) and Good Fortune (right) by Wen Shen

5 thoughts to “Chinese brush paintings and calligraphy”

  1. sandi

    October 1, 2010 at 2:07 pm

    This is so Beautiful, I am impressed. You are awesome thanks for sharing I love writing calligraphy! One of my favorite things besides painting. blessings!

  2. Russ

    October 4, 2010 at 2:11 am

    Awesome post. These works are as beautiful as is the design of this site. Great work all around.

  3. Florian

    October 7, 2010 at 9:36 am

    Amazing Find. Where can we get Highrespictures or Prints of this pictures?

  4. Asif Naqvi

    October 7, 2010 at 12:35 pm

    @Florian – you might want to contact Chinesepaintings.com directly for any such request.

  5. GS

    November 4, 2011 at 10:28 am

    These are very expressive and full of life. Adorable! and The site design is very fresh !



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