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Chinese art (slide)
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Chinese art it is visual art that, whether ancient or modern, originated in or is practiced in China or by Chinese artists. The Chinese art in the Republic of China (Taiwan) and that of overseas Chinese can also be considered part of Chinese art where it is based in or draws on Chinese heritage and Chinese culture. Chinese art has arguably the oldest continuous tradition in the world, and is marked by an unusual degree of continuity within, and consciousness of, that tradition, lacking an equivalent to the Western collapse and gradual recovery of classical styles. The media that have usually been classified in the West since the Renaissance as the decorative arts are extremely important in Chinese art, and much of the finest work was produced in large workshops or factories by essentially unknown artists, especially in the field of Chinese porcelain Much of the best work in ceramics, textiles and other techniques was produced over a long period by the various Imperial factories or workshops, which as well as being used by the court was distributed internally and abroad on a huge scale to demonstrate the wealth and power of the Emperors

Chinese Painting (slide)
calligraphy - brush dipped in black or colored ink; oils are not used. made of are paper and silk caligraphy
hanging scrolls

handscroll

Sculpture (slide)
They are cast with complex patterned and zoomorphic decoration, but avoid the human figure

* Art that imagines humans as animals
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for the tomb of Qin Shi Huang, the first emperor of a unified China

The Terracotta Army, inside the Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor, consists of more than 7,000 life-size tomb terra-cotta figures of warriors and horses buried with the self-proclaimed first Emperor of Qin (Qin Shi Huang) in 210–209 BC

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Pottery
Chinese ceramic ware shows a continuous development since the pre-dynastic periods, and is one of the...
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