Chinese Paintings and Calligraphy - Asian Art
Classical Chinese painting appeared after the development of Chinese calligraphy. Chinese calligraphy was used as an inspiration for the classic painting. The mural painting or painting on roller are a wide spread genre in China. For over 6 years we offer the largest and finest selection of Chinese paintings. Prices start at just 25$ and we ship to most countries. You will find hundeds of original Calligraphy painting and Chinese paintings. We add new original Chinese paintings every month.
Chinese Paintings, vertical scroll painting
We can find two types of Chinese paintings: Paint on vertical roll and on horizontal roll. Chinese painting has many functions : it can be religious (Paintings of Buddha, paintings of goddess ...) or poetic ( the painting becomes an illustration of a poem, "Chinese Landscape"). The history of Chinese scroll paintings proves to us that China is indeed a culture of 4,500 years old civilization. More so, Chinese paintings are considered the oldest artistic tradition that exists hitherto. The art of painting for Chinese civilization is described as the highlight when we talk about aesthetics.
The classical Chinese painting is defined by its philosophical dimension, we find:
Shanshui landscapes "landscape montage-water" is a painting that evokes the literary, and the natural landscape. In this type of paint there are always calligraphic inscriptions.
Landscapes made of Bamboos (ink on rice paper)
Portraits of Chinese ancestors
Animal Portraits (Portraits of horses, buffalo ...)
The Paintings of characters (representing scenes of everyday life)
The Religious Paintings representing Bodhisattva
The calligraphy brushes are very important in those paintings, it is a very sophisticated tool.