Tang Dynasty painting

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In this period, the painting of people (人物画) developed greatly. Paintings on architectural structures, such as murals (壁画), Tang Dynasty painting ceiling paintings, cave paintings, and tomb paintings, were very popular.

The use of line in painting became much painting more calligraphic than in the early period. The theory of painting Tang Dynasty painting also developed, and Buddhism, Taoism, and traditional literature were absorbed and combined into painting. Li Sixun (李思训) and Li Zhaodao (李昭道) (father & son) were the Christ of Saint John of the Cross most famous painters in this domain. The painting of people also reached a climax.

Wu created a new technique of drawing named Tang Dynasty painting Drawing of Water Shield (莼菜描). The great poet Wang Wei (王维) first created the brush and ink painting of shan-shui, literally mountains and waters (水墨山水画). An example is the paintings in the Mogao Caves in Xinjiang during this period. Tang Dynasty painting has had a major influence on East Tang Dynasty painting Asian painting and central Asia painting. .

His works including Emperor Tang Taizong Meeting Tibetan Emissaries (太宗步辇图) and Emperors of Previous Dynasties (历代帝王图) are historically notable. During the Tang Dynasty, as a golden age in Chinese civilization, Chinese painting developed dramatically, both in subject matter and technique.

Tang Dynasty painting also heavily influenced the art of other countries, especially in East Asia (Korea, Japan, Vietnam) and central Asia. During the early Tang period, the painting was mainly inherited from the previous Sui Dynasty. Wu s works include God Sending a Son (天王送子图).

He further combined literature, especially poetry, with painting. The outstanding master in this field is Wu Daozi (吴道子), who is referred to as the Sage of Painting .

Yan Liben was personal portraitist to the Emperor Taizong. The landscape (shan shui) painting technique developed quickly in this period and reached its first maturation. During this period, Chinese painting developed to a new stage.

Buddhism painting and court painting played a major role, including paintings of the Buddha, monks, nobles etc. Brothers Yan Liben (阎立本) and Yan Lide (阎立德) were two major figures during this period, especially Yan Liben.