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Chinese Painting

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. Following the introduction of Buddhism to China from India during the 1st century A.D. and the consequent carving of grottoes and building of temples, the art of painting religious murals gradually gained in prominence.

The range of subject matters dealt with in figure painting was extended far beyond religious themes during the Song dynasty (960-1127),. Chinese Paintings of historical character and stories of everyday life became extremely popular. Techniques were also further refined.

Nowadays the Chinese Painting is not only an art but also collectibles, Ink Wash Chinese Painting Gallery as one of the largest Online Chinese Paintings Gallery , provides over 1,000 collectible original hand-painted Chinese paintings on silk paper and Chinese calligraphy to the whole world, with over 10 years of business, the most competitive prices and service.